n a Monday statement, Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit announced it would lay off 43 employees, as a result of the revenue loss generated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Michigan casinos along with other businesses were closed down for months in an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and were allowed to reopen on August 6.
"These layoffs are the unfortunate result of COVID-19 related business circumstances that were sudden, dramatic and beyond our control," the company explained in the announcement.
The 43 union workers will be laid off beginning Sept. 28 or the 14 day period commencing on that date, Click on Detroit reports. According to the company, the layoffs are permanent and the casino will remain open.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 106,215 as of Saturday morning, including 6,534 deaths, state officials report. Michigan reported 80,678 recoveries on Saturday.