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SAHARA Las Vegas announces layoffs amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 21:12:02-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — SAHARA Las Vegas says that it has made "drastic cuts to its operations" resulting in a layoffs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A spokesperson for the company told 13 Action News on Monday:

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immediate visitation to the city, SAHARA Las Vegas has been forced to make drastic cuts to its operations. Immediate changes include closing or reducing hours for many outlets and resort amenities resulting in a temporary reduction of workforce. These decisions were not made lightly as they impact many team members. Individuals affected by these changes will have the ability to retain their health benefits during this difficult time. Additionally, leadership is working with federal, state and local agencies to connect those impacted with additional resources. SAHARA Las Vegas will continue to evaluate the business and make operational adjustments as necessary, with the hope of returning team members to work once these challenges have passed.

On Sunday, Wynn Resorts and MGM International each announced plans to temporarily shutdown operations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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