Niagara Gazette

December 2, 2008

LAY OFFS: Seneca Gaming Corp. to cut 210 jobs

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The struggling economy has evidently caught up with the local gaming industry.

The Seneca Gaming Corp. announced on Tuesday plans to lay off a total of 210 of the 4,800 employees who work at its casino operations in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Salamanca. In addition, the company plans to suspend its year-end bonus program and implement salary reductions for members of its board of directors and senior management. Salaried employees earning more than $70,000 will also have their wages frozen. The corporation said it will provide severance to employees, depending on their position and levels of seniority.

Contact reporter Mark Scheer at 282-2311, ext. 2250

For the full story, see Wednesday's Niagara Gazette.