Melbourne’s Crown Casino is set to slash up to 50 jobs, with marketing roles reported to be in the firing line.
The redundancies are understood to be due to hit staff in three areas, including administration, back office and marketing, according to The Age.
Crown’s spokesperson Gary O’Neill confirmed the job cuts with B&T but would not specify how many would be made in marketing.
“These reviews may lead to some positions being abolished and some new positions created,” O’Neill said.
“Crown continually reviews its activities to identify opportunities for improvement. This includes reviewing back of house areas in order to improve productivity and efficiency.”
The redundancies come as the multi-billion dollar company looks to cut costs as it moves to enter the Sydney market, the Fairfax paper reported.
O’Neill added: “While these reviews are still ongoing any reduction in positions is currently expected to be less than 50 which represents less than 0.8% of Crown’s employees in Melbourne.”
“Total employment at Crown Melbourne has been steadily increasing – for example it increased last year by more than 200 persons and over the last 5 years has increased by more than 1000 persons. Crown Melbourne currently employs 6500 people.”