ennsylvania’s Mohegan Sun Pocono has informed 240 of its furloughed employees could possibly face layoffs.
If employees are not called back to work before September 30, they will have to reduce their workforce, officials with the casino told FOX56.
Anthony Carlucci, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township said officials came to the “incredibly difficult decision” due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. "We really wanted to avoid this situation. Our Mohegan Sun Pocono family is and has always been a close-knit unit and certainly the most vital aspect of our success," said Carlucci.
“The reduction in workforce is due to the sustained impacts being felt from the global pandemic on the gaming and entertainment industry,” Carlucci said in a statement, as reported by The Citizens’ Voice. “No active team members who have already returned to work will be affected.”
Carlucci said casino officials have no plans for further reductions and will work with employees through the transition.
After temporarily closing its doors on March 16, the casino reopened on June 22, when Luzerne County entered the green phase with limited occupancy and a number of new safety precautions in place. Mohegan Sun Pocono employed about 1,100 before the pandemic.