The move was made necessary by the drop in business due to the COVID-19 panic, according to MGM CEO Bill Hornbuckle.
(Not due to the COVID-19 flu. Neither employees nor hotel guests are dropping dead on the sidewalks. There is no more "plague" than during any other annual flu season. Due to the politically created and maintained COVID-19 "panic.")
It's unknown how many employees will be laid off in Las Vegas, proper. MGM employed about 52,000 people in Las Vegas, primarily at the "MGM Grand," before the COVID-19 scam.
"For the protection of workers, federal law requires companies to provide a date of separation for furloughed employees who are not recalled within six months," Hornbuckle said in the letter. "Regrettably, Aug. 31 marks the date of separation for thousands of MGM Resorts employees whom we have not yet been able to bring back."
What's going on here is that Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, purposely joined with other Democrat governors and mayors, nationwide, in tanking his local economy in hopes of hurting Donald Trump's re-election chances.