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Seneca Gaming Corporation lays off another 300 workers

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Posted at 9:07 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 21:21:06-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Seneca Gaming Corporation has laid off another 300 workers at its three casinos in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca.

The job cuts are in addition to the 150 people laid off in August due to a dramatic drop in business because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"While we are eager to resume full operations as quickly and safely as possible, we must continue to exercise an abundance of caution in providing the safest environment for our employees and guests," SGC said in a statement. "Unfortunately, the challenging parameters created by the global pandemic have made it necessary for us to lay off approximately 300 team members from across our operations. We have reached out to each one of the impacted team members and will work with them, wherever possible, to place them in open positions within the corporation. As soon as the situation allows, our goal is to restore and grow our operations with a full and committed team."

The gaming corporation began reopening casinos on July 1 with slot machines, limited table games and reduced hours.