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Nearly 4,000 employees at 3 Indiana casinos have been furloughed due to COVID-19

Posted at 4:25 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 16:25:32-04

ANDERSON — Nearly 4,000 casino employees at three different locations in Indiana have been furloughed due to COVID-19.

Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing and Casino owner Hoosier Park, LLC filed a WARN Notice with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on April 29 citing that they had furloughed 998 employees at their casino in Anderson beginning March 16.

Indiana Grand Racing Casino in Shelbyville furloughed 1,126 employees back on April 1, according to the WARN Notice filed by Centaur Acquisition, LLC on April 24.

Horseshoe Hammond owner Horshoe Hammond, LLC, filed a WARN Notice with the DWD on April 28 citing that 1,693 employees were furloughed had been furloughed since March 16.

According to all three notices, the furloughs are expected to be temporary, but could become permanent depending on the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

While the WARN Act generally requires employers to file 60-day notice, de to COVID-19, many notices have been filed recently, weeks after the initial furloughs were enacted.