Par-A-Dice casino in Illinois could be forced to lay off employees
The casino has taken a massive hit from the coronavirus and may have difficulty recovering quickly
The next two months will define the future of several employees working at the Boyd Gaming-owned Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino in Illinois. As stated by the Vice President of Corporate Communications for Boyd, David Strow, a number of employees could be facing unfortunate layoffs during that period. Some of the casino workers already received a notification letter based on the WARN Act, which is a requirement by the government and must be sent at least 60 days before the official furlough. At least 100 employees received this letter.
“There continues to be uncertainty surrounding opening dates for some of our properties across the country that have been closed since mid-March. In addition, it is very difficult to predict what business levels will look like when we reopen, and how long it will take for business to recover to normal levels,” said Strow. “While we are trying to be as transparent as possible with our team members, we cannot determine at this time exactly how many team members will be recalled working, and how many will need to be laid off. As a result, in accordance with applicable laws, we are providing notice to a portion of our workforce of the possibility for layoffs.”
Strow added that he understood how the company is about to create a difficult time for its employees. He added that the company will always follow the rules and do its best to help these people, so furloughed team members will get 100% of their salary, including benefits, until July 31, 2020. “As the situation continues to evolve and we learn more, we will continue to provide updates to our team members,” he added.