Laid-off casino workers to be offered aid

Published 11:12 am Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The 230 workers laid off Wednesday with the closing of the Grand Station Casino will be offered a chance to meet Thursday with representatives from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library meeting room to discuss filing for unemployment benefits and other assistance offered by the state.

According to information from MDES, representatives of its rapid response team will meet with employees whose last names begin with A through H at 9 a.m., and employees whose names begin with J through Z at 11 a.m.

In addition to unemployment benefits, information on job search and job placement assistance and other information such as training opportunities, career counseling, children’s health insurance and the home saver program will be available.

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Grand Station owner Delta Investments and Developments closed the casino Wednesday after it failed to reach a settlement with Bally Gaming Inc. over a $3 million debt that Bally says Delta owes.