Atlantic City is gearing up for a busy summer as it prepares to host a “city-wide” job fair on Thursday 2 June.
The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ), in partnership with the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), has invited prospective employees to Atlantic City as part of a large-scale recruitment drive.
HR representatives from the city’s nine casinos will be present at the Atlantic City Convention Center next Thursday to showcase employment opportunities and find suitable candidates for various positions.
These include “tables games dealers, food and beverage servers, security officers, hotel housekeeping, culinary jobs and much more.” The event will be free and open to the public; attendees will “have the opportunity to apply, interview and be hired on the spot.”
Contracts at all nine casinos are set to expire on 31 May, with workers taking this opportunity to negotiate wage increases.
The union claims employees’ pay has not kept pace with profits and said: “Our members are prepared to do whatever it takes to win the raises they need to get by in this economy.”
There may well be a link between the city’s upcoming job fair and the union’s call for higher wages, as well as current labour shortages in the US.
Atlantic City has been in recovery mode after Covid-19 significantly impacted the casino industry, but recent revenue figures suggest that the city has rebounded from the pandemic’s worst effects.