MGM Springfield: Nearly 1,900 layoffs possible this summer due to coronavirus

MGM Springfield told state labor officials this month that it will lay off as many as 1,887 employees at the end of August after their temporary furloughs necessitated by the coronavirus emergency come to an end. MGM Springfield filed a notice May 5 with the state under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act. The state made the notice public Monday. The two-year-old resort in the South End had just more than 2,000 employees this winter, short of the 3,000 employees MGM Resorts International promised state regulators it would hire when campaigning for the licence.

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