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Several Las Vegas companies send letters to Nevada DETR about September layoffs

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 16:22:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Several Las Vegas companies have notified the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation that they have laid off or are planning to lay off employees this month.

The companies include Hakkasan Holdings, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, Get Fresh, New Orleans Fish House and Delmonica Steakhouse and Brady Linen Services.

All of the layoffs and a handful of furloughs are a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the letters sent to DETR.

According to Hakkasan’s letter, they laid off certain employees at its corporate office on Sept. 1.

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, which has seen a huge decline in customers, notified DETR that it had to layoff 92 employees and furloughed 13 employees who worked at the company’s locations in Nevada, including its facilities at Papillon in Boulder City.

Get Fresh, Get Fresh Cuts and Get Fresh Kitchen laid off 132 employees, including people who worked in accounting, administration, inside sales, IT, purchasing, production, quality assurance, janitorial, sanitation, kitchen production, warehouse and other departments. Initially the employees had been furloughed between March 19 and July 2.

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House inside the MGM Grand is planning to lay off 63 of its employees permanently on Sept. 30. Positions include dining room managers, sous chefs, reservationists, servers/runners/busses, bar backs, line/prep cooks, pastry cooks, dishwashers and a dining room attendant.

Another restaurant, Delmonico Steakhouse inside The Venetian hotel-casino, also notified DETR of its intent to lay off employees on Sept. 30.

Brady Linen Services also sent a letter to DETR about layoffs but did not specify how many employees would be let go.

Other companies that have given DETR notice about layoffs in November include Marriott Ownership Resorts (47 employees) and OYO hotel-casino (number unspecified), which just reopened.

According to the latest numbers from DETR, Nevada’s current unemployment rate is 13.2% and the state is still down 133,600 jobs since Aug. 19.