The layoffs come days after Borgata reported $68m of revenue for October, the highest in Atlantic City.
It’s likely that the layoffs and reduced hours affect food workers who would have seen their shifts dimmish amid the new restrictions.
Borgata President Melonie Johnson shared to staffers, “Regrettably, due to the adjusted operations and overall impact of the pandemic on business, we’ve been forced to modify our staffing levels. We are hopeful to return employees to work and increase hours when the executive order is lifted, operations expand and business demand returns.”
Gov. Murphy warned Monday that New Jersey could impose additional lockdowns if the state does not improve its Covid-19 numbers. He told local news station WPIX, “Do we reserve the right to shut everything down? Sadly, we have to with these numbers.”
Atlantic City desperately wants to avoid another statewide shutdown like the one from March to July, but the numbers are trending in the wrong direction.
New Jersey reported a record high 4,538 cases on Sunday.