Indiana Casinos Cut More Jobs - Saturday 25th of March 2006

INDIANA – As reported by the Indiana Post-Tribune: "About 350 employees of the two Majestic Star casinos lost their jobs on Monday, bringing the total number of job cuts to around 500.

"The workforce reduction was part of the company's strategy to reduce costs after it bought the former Trump boat.

"Barry Morris, general manager of the two Gary casinos, said cuts occurred in all departments, but workers at table games were particularly hard hit.

"The company chose to eliminate 33 table games, going from 92 to 59.

"…The actual number of employees who lost their jobs on Monday was somewhere between 300 and 350, a spokesperson with Majestic Star said later in the day.

"…Majestic will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, for employees who lost their jobs…"

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