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940 employees to be laid off at McCarran Airport in Vegas

Virus Outbreak Withering Vegas
Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The food service provider at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas says it will lay off 940 employees.

HMSHost sent a letter to a state agency about the decision on Tuesday.

HMSHost said that any workers that were furloughed and not scheduled to return to work by Oct. 15 will also be let go.


Most of the layoffs are for those working as fast food clerks, restaurant hosts, baristas, bartenders, and servers.

Airport food and retail outlets have been severely affected by the pandemic, which has greatly diminished air travel.

State officials on Saturday reported 859 additional confirmed coronavirus cases with 24 additional deaths, and then 697 new cases and two new deaths on Sunday.

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