Grand Ronde Tribal Council and Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. were once again generous and extended another 80 hours of paid leave to their employees. The total now stands at 320 hours (two full months) for each employee including; hourly wages, paid time off, health insurance, and tips. While an opening date has yet to be established, it is the sincere hope that this continued support of the staff during these challenging times will help alleviate some of the stress of the 1,100+ employees of the casino and their families.
During the past six weeks, the Grand Ronde Tribal Council and Spirit Mountain Gaming Inc., have done what few companies throughout the entire country have been able to do. On March 18th, 2020, the temporary closure of the entire casino property began, sending almost all of the 1,100+ employees home for their safety. Since that day all employees have been paid including full benefits.
“We continue to work closely with our Board of Directors and Grand Ronde Tribal Council to monitor the ever changing situation and have begun the process of preparing a detailed reopening plan. This plan will include extensive sanitation best practices while ensuring the outstanding guest service we are known for is intact for all aspects of the guest experience in all venues once we are able to open our doors.” Stan Dillon, General Manager.