Casino operator to help inflation-hit staff

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A US casino operator has instituted procedures to help its staff cope with spiralling inflation driving up the cost of groceries and petrol.

Wind Creek Hospitality of Alabama has brought in the measures to fight “these added and unexpected costs that are creating a burden on our employees.”

HR vice-president Catherine Timmons said that there would be a one-time cash payment to all employees, whether full or part-time, supported by the Tribal Council of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the parent of the company.

There will also be a roll-out of flexible working arrangements to minimise fuel and child-care expenses, meaning that employees would only have to drive to work three or four days each week, providing a 20 to 40 per cent cost reduction.

The company operates seven casinos, with another opening next year, and two racetracks in Alabama, Nevada and Florida.

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