Greektown Casino announces layoffs

Greektown Casino today announced 89 employees will be laid off as part of USD 7.8 million in annual cost savings identified by the casino’s managers and financial consultants. Most of the furloughed employees work in table games, and 70 are part-time employees.

„Greektown Casino managers, owners and financial consultants are examining every possible way to make the casino a more efficient and profitable business,“ said Greektown Casino CEO Craig Ghelfi in a statement.

Employees will have first-in-line status to return to the casino when future job openings occur, according to a casino statement.

Greektown Casino estimates it will add 400 new employees to staff its 400-room hotel, which is scheduled to open early next year.

On May 29, Greektown Casino filed for bankruptcy protection as unpaid bills mounted and construction contractors threatened to abandon the project.