Foxwoods Resort Casino lays off 200 employees

June 27, 2008 5:15:29 AM PDT
The tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino says nearly 200 employees have been laid off. A spokeswoman for the Mashantucket Pequots says the layoffs of middle-managers and some hourly employees are part of what she calls a strategic organizational review process begun in January.

The job cuts are believed to be the first in the casino's 16-year history. Foxwoods employs about 10,000 people at its casinos.

The spokeswoman says the workers let go Thursday will get two weeks severance pay for each year they were employed up to 13 years as well as health benefits.