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Foxwoods to temporarily lay off majority of workforce without benefits

Foxwoods Resort Casino announced Friday it would lay off a majority of its workforce without benefits beginning at the end of May. The Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise had maintained health benefits in place for all employees since it closed back in late March. “As we plan for a phased, incremental reopening of Foxwoods based on business levels, we have made the very difficult and painful decision to temporarily layoff a majority of our workforce without benefits beginning May 31st,” the company wrote in a release announcing the cuts.Foxwoods said there was currently no confirmed reopening date, but was preparing the property for the first phase of opening for business. “Some team members will return based on which parts of the property we reopen,” the company said. “Although we took the immediate steps needed to preserve jobs and effectively position us for the future, ultimately, this pandemic has been cruel in many ways and we need to adapt and evolve based on the current environment,” the company said.Foxwoods said they have applied for financial aid to help with recovery and business efforts. The company said it received very limited financial support under the CARES Act. In phase one of the reopening, Foxwoods expects to reopen the Grand Pequot and Great Cedar casino floors, the Grand Pequot Hotel and offer limited food and beverage outlets. “In partnership with health, medical experts and local officials, we’ve been working diligently to implement new safety and health protocols across the resort to ensure we mitigate any health risks to our team members and guests,” Foxwoods wrote.

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MASHANTUCKET, Conn. —

Foxwoods Resort Casino announced Friday it would lay off a majority of its workforce without benefits beginning at the end of May.

The Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise had maintained health benefits in place for all employees since it closed back in late March.

“As we plan for a phased, incremental reopening of Foxwoods based on business levels, we have made the very difficult and painful decision to temporarily layoff a majority of our workforce without benefits beginning May 31st,” the company wrote in a release announcing the cuts.

Foxwoods said there was currently no confirmed reopening date, but was preparing the property for the first phase of opening for business. “Some team members will return based on which parts of the property we reopen,” the company said.

“Although we took the immediate steps needed to preserve jobs and effectively position us for the future, ultimately, this pandemic has been cruel in many ways and we need to adapt and evolve based on the current environment,” the company said.

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Foxwoods said they have applied for financial aid to help with recovery and business efforts. The company said it received very limited financial support under the CARES Act.

In phase one of the reopening, Foxwoods expects to reopen the Grand Pequot and Great Cedar casino floors, the Grand Pequot Hotel and offer limited food and beverage outlets.

“In partnership with health, medical experts and local officials, we’ve been working diligently to implement new safety and health protocols across the resort to ensure we mitigate any health risks to our team members and guests,” Foxwoods wrote.

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