EVERETT (CBS) – Encore Boston Harbor announced on Monday it will lay off 385 workers as a result of impact from the coronavirus pandemic.
The workers who were laid off were previously on furlough.READ MORE: Samantha Schwartz, Accused Of Hiding South Shore Plaza Shooting Suspect, Held On $20,000 Bail
“With continued efforts from the state to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Encore Boston Harbor continues to operate with a significantly reduced capacity in all parts of our resort,” a casino spokesman said. “As we take a look at our business during these extraordinary conditions, we do not believe that all Encore Boston Harbor jobs will return in 2020.”READ MORE: Blizzard Warning For Potentially Historic Storm That's Likely To Bring More Than 2 Feet Of Snow
The layoffs are effective Tuesday.
Encore Boston Harbor was closed for about four months, reopening in a limited capacity when Massachusetts reached Phase 3 of its reopening plan in July.MORE NEWS: Church Closings, Religious Service Cancellations For Weekend Of January 29-30
Last week, MGM Springfield confirmed it was letting 1,000 workers go, citing the pandemic’s impact on its casino.