Harrah's in Tunica Closing, Leaving Many Jobless

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Updated: 3/27/2014 8:40 pm
Wednesday, Caesar's Entertainment announced it will close its Harrah's property in Tunica on June 2nd, leaving 1,300 people jobless. Casino officials say they are closing the property because of the over saturated market, and want to focus on their other two properties in the region, Horseshoe Tunica and the Roadhouse. Gary Thompson, the Director of Corporate Communications for Caesar’s Entertainment, tells News 25 that those losing their jobs in Tunica will have first preference on job openings here at the Grand, soon to be Harrah’s Gulf Coast, once renovations are complete. Thompson says, "There may be openings coming up there in the future, that haven’t been announced yet. It will depend on how the renovations progress, and the folks who are being laid off in Tunica will have some preference if they have experience in the position they are advertising for." Thompson also says the corporation has no plans to cut back here on the Coast, and encourages qualified locals to apply for future job openings.

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