Encore Boston Harbor furloughs more than 10 percent of full-time workers, halts part-timers’ checks Andy Rosen, Boston Globe · May 29, 2020 at 3:47 pm Encore Boston Harbor said Thursday that it is beginning to make some staffing cuts, after keeping its entire workforce on the payroll for more than two months amid a statewide shutdown of the casino industry in response to the pandemic. The Everett casino, with about 4,200 employees, said it would stop paying its 850 part-time workers, effective Monday. It also said it would furlough more than 10 percent of the full-time workers. Most employees will remain on the payroll, though many will have their weekly hours reduced, said Eric Kraus, head of public affairs. Kraus said the changes, “which we hope are temporary,” will be reviewed each month.