Encore Boston keeps hurting MGM Springfield

MGM Springfield says that due to the opening of Encore Boston Harbor, it has lost around 200 employees to that facility.

US.- According to MGM Springfield’s report to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the casino has lost over 2000 employees to Encore Boston Harbor. The facility had more than 2,000 employees at the end of June, but that number has decreased thanks to its direct competitor.

Mike Mathis, head of MGM Springfield, told the regulator that it has lost card dealers, managers and other employees to Encore Boston Harbor after it opened its doors earlier this year.

”I certainly don’t fault them,” Mathis said. “You had great, trained employees that were already licensed — licensed being the key to some of the pre-opening timeline. And they got more aggressive with offering our folks opportunities.”

However, Mathis said that it is planning on bringing potential new employees through training school. The company also wants to hire former employees laid off and who worked at other casinos, WNPR reported.

At MGM’s presentation, the commission’s chair Cathy Judd-Stein said: “With respect to economic development — I’ve said it before — it’s a little bit of a long-term play,” she said. “While it’s been a full year, I think we continue to, and need to, look over more time to one, really understand our data, and then understand the trends.”

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