Displaced Ala casino workers to get state assistance

Montgomery, AL – - Gov. Bob Riley says the state will
provide assistance to laid off casino workers even though he
considers the casinos illegal.
Riley says the state Department of Industrial Relations will
have special locations Tuesday and Wednesday in Macon, Houston and
Dallas counties to help workers laid off from VictoryLand, Country
Crossing, and White Hall Entertainment Center.
State Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees says his staff
will be on hand to help workers file for unemployment compensation
and to determine if they are eligible for other benefits.
The locations are the Tuskegee Armory, the Center for Economic
and Workforce Development at Wallace Community College in Dothan,
and the Alabama State Trooper Training Facility in Selma.