Churchill Downs Inc. has located approximately 40% of its Louisiana workforce displaced by Hurricane Katrina. As of Monday, Sept. 5, 203 employees had been located through the company's toll-free CDI Louisiana Employee Hotline (877) 244-5536 or through Fair Grounds' Web site, www.fgno.com. Members of CDI's corporate human resources staff are providing Fair Grounds employees with paychecks, benefits information and other necessary assistance. CDI's Louisiana employees will continue to receive pay and benefits through the month of September, at which time the company will evaluate whether to further extend pay and benefits to displaced team members.
Fair Grounds employees who have not yet contacted CDI's corporate office through the hotline or Web site should do so as soon as possible to receive important information and assistance.