Nellis Cab Company Lays Off 160

Low Demand, Fear Of New Closures Behind The Move

Mitch Kelly
July 24, 2020 - 9:39 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - What were hoped to be temporary furloughs have turned into permanent layoffs for one Las Vegas cab company.

Nellis Cab announced Thursday that an estimated 160 drivers would be out of a job come mid-September. The advance notice is mandated by law in order to give those affected workers time to find new employment.

The drivers were furloughed back in mid-March as hotel-casinos were shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

That closure and the related lack of airport business was behind the furloughs, but a lower than expected return of tourists caused the company to make the job losses permanent.

Another concern of the cab company: another possible run of business closures as cases of coronavirus spike in Clark County.

Aside from the 160 employees being laid off, Nellis Cab also told 135 employees who aren't being permanently laid off that they may not be coming back to work within the six months as originally projected in March. The company now says that they might not return to work until some time in December.