Remember when our Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger said that new compacts would help bail our state out of its fiscal crisis? It doesn't appear to be working, Arnie. Thunder Valley is cutting workers, you don't do that if things are going good. Pechanga has cut their work force by 800 since the heydey, so HOW, sir, do you expect us to be bailed out?
The operators of Thunder Valley Casino laid off about 100 part-time employees, which the casino says is about a 5 percent reduction.
The casino is still busy, but not as busy as it used to be, said spokesman Doug Elmets.
Thunder Valley started a hiring freeze in January, and it has eliminated positions for “fewer than 100 people,” most of whom worked from one to three days a week.
With more than 1,600 employees, the casino is the fourth-largest employer in Placer County. The casino continues to be open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.