Navajo gaming tells all 1,180 employees to prepare for layoffs

WINDOW ROCK

The gamble to reopen on July 27 is not going to pay off for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise.

On Thursday, employees said they received word to prepare for layoffs from all four tribal casinos. The employees,who said were upset over the news, said they wanted to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation.

On Thursday evening, interim CEO Brian D. Parrish verified the employees’ notions.

“The layoff procedure that we have, it’s very extensive,” Parrish said during a telephone interview. “It involves every level of the organization. So, it’s not that management isn’t affected, but everybody.”

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