Potawatomi Hotel & Casino to temporarily furlough 90% of its employees

Posted at 9:39 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 22:39:56-04

MILWAUKEE — Potawatomi Hotel & Casino says it will have to temporarily furlough 90% of its 2,700 team members.

Our coverage partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal report the furloughs begin Monday, April 13.

"Unfortunately, we cannot continue to sustain these payments so we have issued furlough notices to affected employees," the company said. "These decisions are never easy ones. The situation we now face is affecting millions in our country, and hitting the service industry especially hard."

Potawatomi announced it was suspending its operations last month. Concerts and events have also been canceled and postponed.

Potawatomi said it expected to call all of their employees back and reopen its business doors when it is safe to do so.

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