ARGOSY CASINO DELIVERS LAYOFF NOTICES (UPDATE)

ARGOSY CASINO DELIVERS LAYOFF NOTICES (UPDATE)

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PENN NATIONAL GAMING’S HAS STARTED GIVING LAYOFF NOTICES TO EMPLOYEES OF SIOUX CITY’S ARGOSY RIVERBOAT CASINO.

A STATEMENT FROM PENN SPOKESPERSON KAREN BAILEY SAYS THE COMPANY REGRETFULLY PROVIDED THE WARN NOTICE TO WORKERS IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LABOR LAW THAT REQUIRES A 60 DAY NOTIFICATION OF A LARGE LAYOFF.

THE NOTICE FOLLOWS THE APRIL 17TH DECISION BY THE IOWA RACING AND GAMING COMMISSION TO SHUT THE ARGOSY’S DOORS ON JULY 1ST.

ZACH ROSENBAUM IS THE RIVERBOAT’S OPERATIONS MANAGER AND HAS WORKED AT THE ARGOSY FOR AROUND TEN YEARS.

HE’S SAYS HE’S PREPARING TO SELL HIS HOUSE BECAUSE HE MAY HAVE TO MOVE HIS FAMILY TO ANOTHER CITY AS HE DOUBTS HE WILL BE HIRED BY THE NEW HARD ROCK CASINO:


OC…60 DAYS. ;22

ROSENBAUM IS AN ELK POINT NATIVE WHO HAS WORKED FOR THE THREE SIOUX CITY RIVERBOATS AND WINN-A-VEGAS A COMBINED 21 YEARS:


OC…RIGHT THING TO DO. ;22

KAREN BAILEY SAYS THE ISSUANCE OF THE LETTER DOES NOT CHANGE PLANS TO CONTINUE THE LEGAL CHALLENGES THE ARGOSY HAS BROUGHT AGAINST ITS FORMER NON-PROFIT PARTNER, MISSOURI RIVER HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE IRGC.