Elimination of jobs at MGM Springfield a shock to local residents

Elimination of jobs at MGM Springfield a shock to local residents


THE NEXT 60 TO 90 DAYS. BARRY: MGM INTERNATIONAL LAID OFF ALMOST 800 EMPLOYEES THIS MONTH AND THE AFFECTS WERE FELT HERE IN SPRINGFIELD. SIX POSITIONS WERE ELIMINATED IN SPRINGFIELD ON THURSDAY, ACCORDING TO MGM SPRINGFIELD SPOKESMAN SAVERIO MANCINI. THIS ISN’T THE FIRST MGM SPRINGFIELD HAS LAID EMPLOYEES OFF SINCE OPENING LAST AUGUST.. TWO EMPLOYEES WERE LAYED OFF EARLIER THIS MONTH. LOCAL RESIDENTS TOLD 22NEWS HOW SURPRISED THEY WERE TO HEAR ABOUT THE LAYOFFS. CHRISTOPHER GARCIA – SPRINGFIELD WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT? THEY ARE AFFECTING NOT ONLY THE EMPLOYEES BUT THE FAMILY THEY SUPPORT WITH THAT JOB BARRY: MGM RESORTS HAS ABOUT 77,000 EMPLOYEES AND IS THE LARGEST EMPLOYER IN NEVADA.

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