Atlantic City casinos to hold massive job fair
According to U.S. media, Atlantic City is preparing to hold a citywide job fair. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 2. The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) has partnered with the state Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to invite job seekers to Atlantic City in a massive recruitment drive.
Human resources representatives from nine of the city’s gambling establishments will be present at the Atlantic City Convention Center to showcase job opportunities and find suitable candidates for various positions.
These include customer service workers at gaming tables, waiters, security personnel, hotel maids, cooks and many others. The event will be free and open to the public. Participants will have the opportunity to apply, be interviewed and, if approved, sign an employment agreement.
The decision to host the fair came after Unite Here Local 54, the union representing Atlantic City casino workers, issued a travel warning to potential attendees, claiming “labor disputes.”
Contracts at all nine casinos expire May 31. People are taking this opportunity to negotiate wage increases.
The union claims that casino employees’ salaries do not match the gambling establishments’ profits: “Our members are willing to do whatever it takes to get the raises they need to survive in this economy.”
The employment agencies suggest there is a connection between the city’s upcoming job fair and the union’s call for higher wages, as well as the current labor shortage in the United States.
To attract new visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, Atlantic City officials have announced major renovations that involve major capital investments in the casino industry.
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