This week, Las Vegas-based global entertainment company MGM Resorts International began massive layoffs across its U.S. locations.
The job cuts will affect 18,000 of 62,000 employees who have been furloughed since March, according to Reuters. Those being laid off account for nearly one-fourth of the corporation’s U.S. workforce.
Employees received an internal letter dated August 28, according to a copy obtained via local news source KTNV Las Vegas.
“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,” CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle cited in the letter. “Regrettably, August 31, marks the date of separation for thousands of MGM Resorts employees whom we have not yet been a…