New Michigan layoffs include MGM Grand, UAW-Chrysler training center, catering business

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The ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and another state-mandated shutdown for some businesses has led to more layoffs in Michigan.MGM Grand Detroit laid off 1,561 employees Wednesday, in tandem with the nre closure order for Detroit’s casinos, according to a WARN notice filed with the state.The company permanently cut 1,100 workers in Detroit in August as part of 18,000 layoffs nationwide by MGM Resorts International. MGM Grand Detroit had employed around 2,800 workers prior to the pandemic.It said the most recent round of layoffs is indefinite.”Our sincere hope continues to remain that this layoff is temporary, but in light of the increased severity of the pandemic, the public health emergency, and our required government imposed closure, we are unable to say that the layoffs may not last more than six months or may be permanent for at least some portion of our employees,” MGM said in the layoff notice to the state.Michigan’s three-week shutdown is scheduled to lift Dec. 8, but companies are bracing for the possibility of an extension.Oother layoff notices filed in November include:Eurest USA: The North Carolina-based catering company plans to lay off 98 workers permanently in Auburn Hills by the end of the year …

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