Boyd Gaming Announces Layoffs

Employees Affected Had Previously Been Furloughed, Not Called Back

Mitch Kelly
July 14, 2020 - 6:19 am
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Boyd Gaming Corporation


LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Faced with continued uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, Boyd Gaming on Monday announced it would be laying off an estimated 25 percent of its workforce.

The employees being laid off had already been furloughed from the company with hopes of being called back to work. The demand, however, didn't prove strong enough to bring those workers back after casinos were allowed to reopen back on June 4th.

Boyd furloughed much of its 25,000-person workforce in April after casinos were forced to close, and the company’s executive leadership team took “significant salary reductions.” The company’s board suspended director compensation, and non-furloughed members of the company’s corporate and property management teams took a salary cut.

A Boyd spokesman did not say how many workers were involved in the layoffs, saying only that the move was companywide.

Three Boyd Gaming properties in Las Vegas remain closed: Eastside Cannery, Main Street Station and the Eldorado casino.