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Jan 23, 2011 1:52 PM by Chris Welty

Harrah's Replaced Full-Time Workers with Part-Time

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Harrah's New Orleans Casino is required by
law to employee 2,400 people, but documents reveal that the company
has replaced full-time workers in recent years with part-time and
on-call employees.
From summer 2008 to summer 2010, the number of full-time
employees fell from 84 percent to 78 percent, according to State
Police documents obtained by The Times-Picayune. The number of part
time employees grew during that period.
The casino's employment requirements are tied to a tax break it
received after its bankruptcy.
"Employee" is left undefined in the legislation outlining
Harrah's agreement with the state.
Harrah's parent company Caesars Entertainment did not return a
telephone call seeking comment.


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