Navajo casinos lay off more than 1,100
January 4, 2021
Officials warn that permanent closures could happen soon if casinos aren't allowed to reopen or allocated more money
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Casinos run by the Navajo Nation have temporarily laid off more than 1,100 workers because of prolonged closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The tribe's Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise announced the decision Thursday night, saying it was left with no choice but to move ahead with the layoffs because of lack of revenue caused by the closures.