COVID-19 takes toll on Nevada hospitality jobs

Golden Casino Group The COVID-19 outbreak, and the subsequent closure of Nevada gaming properties, have generated more than 246,000 direct and indirect jobs related to the hotel and lodging industry, according to a recent report.
According to a report by the American Hotel and Lodging Association, 246,534 direct and indirect jobs were lost due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Broken down, 85,130 direct hotel jobs were lost in the state with 161,404 indirect jobs lost.
The association cites data from a report from data from the Oxford Economic study.
According to Oxford data, “44% of hotel employees in all states are expected to have lost or lost their jobs in the coming weeks.”
Hoteliers spoke about current problems to the association.
“As a hotelier in Nevada, I have experienced firsthand … the devastation of reducing my workforce during these tough economic times. The faces of my employees when I have to let them know that there is no more paycheck. The impact on our business is worse than I have seen in my 30+ years in the hospitality industry. We are the second largest employer after agriculture. Please help us! “Said Tom Spoto, general manager of Embassy Suites in Las Vegas in a statement.

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