Il Mulino at Trump Taj Mahal

Anthony Smedile

ATLANTIC CITY — Employees of IL Mulino restaurant at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort will be laid off Oct. 10, according to state-mandated notices filed with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, the owners of the Taj Mahal said the casino will close in October, blaming striking Unite Here Local 54 workers for preventing a "path to profitability.”

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About 60 employees at the Italian restaurant were sent notices, the latest of additional job losses at properties tied to the casino.

The restaurant also has locations in New York, Las Vegas, Miami and elsewhere.

“IMNY AC, LLC (trading as I L Mulino) is terminating operations due to the closure of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, in which the company is located,” according to the notice.

On Aug. 12, more than 105 employees at Hard Rock Cafe at the casino received notices that they were being laid off on Oct. 5.

On Aug. 5, more than 2,800 employees at the casino received the state mandated notices.

This included the more than 1,000 Local 54 members — cooks, housekeepers, bellmen, bartenders, cocktail servers and other service workers — who have been on strike since July 1. The strike at the casino-hotel followed union agreements with Tropicana Atlantic City and Caesars Entertainment, which owns Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah's Resort and Bally's Atlantic City.

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Started working in newsrooms when I was 17 years old. Spent 15 years working for Gannett New Jersey before coming to The Press of Atlantic City in April 2015.

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