After nearly seven weeks of closure, some of Station Casinos’ Nevada venues are to be reopened, but even then around 39 per cent of the staff will be redundant.
The company announced on Friday that it had put together a phased reopening programme for Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, Santa Fe Station, Boulder Station, Palace Station and Sunset Station plus its Wildfire division properties.
They will all reopen when the government authorities permit, said the company, also stating that it will assess the performance of its initial reopenings at the Palms, Texas Station, Fiesta Henderson and Fiesta Rancho.
The programme includes staffing reductions at all 10 of its large venues and at its corporate office in Las Vegas. The reductions will affect 39 per cent of the full-time workforce, who will receive regular pay until May 16 and health benefits to September.
Said Richard Haskins, president: “This has been the most painful and challenging situation in our company’s history. We are hopeful that Las Vegas will rebound swiftly and allow us to rehire as many of our team members as possible.”