Foxwoods announces layoffs to ‘majority’ of its staff

Foxwoods on Friday announced that will be laying off a majority of its workforce without benefits beginning May 31.

“The deep effect that COVID-19 has had on Foxwoods Resort Casino, the nation and the world has been unimaginable,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “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 resort casino said it moved swiftly to apply for financial aid to help with recovery and business efforts. However, they say they received very limited financial support under the CARES Act.

Foxwoods says they have no confirmed reopening date but some team members will return based on which parts of the property they reopen.

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