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Atlantic City Casino Career Fair offering on-site hiring for various resort positions

Posted: June 1, 2022, 1:17 a.m.

Last update on: June 1, 2022, 01:21 a.m.

Atlantic City casinos are gearing up for their busy summer season. Job seekers looking for a career in New Jersey’s gambling industry can find one tomorrow at a hiring event involving the city’s nine casinos.

Atlantic City Casino Career Fair
A job fair hosted by Hard Rock Atlantic City in September 2021. Atlantic City Casinos need workers and will be hosting another hiring event this week. (Image: Atlantic City Press)

The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ), in conjunction with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, will host a job fair tomorrow, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. The event will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

A CANJ authorization provided to Casino.org indicates that free parking and on-site job offers will be made. The nine casinos need new recruits to prepare their workforce for the crowds of summer travelers expected to descend on the beach destination.

Human Resources representatives from each Atlantic City casino will be on hand to present employment opportunities. The event is free and open to the public. CANJ officials said Casino.org.

Positions available include table game dealers, food and beverage casino servers, security personnel, housekeepers, and culinary careers. Attendees at the job fair will be able to find out more about vacancies.

Summer hiring spree

According to employment figures provided by the Division of Gaming Enforcement, Atlantic City’s nine casinos collectively employed 22,266 workers as of May 1, 2022. Employment in May represents an increase of 305 jobs from April and 818 additional positions from May 2021.

Atlantic City’s summer employment last year reached 22,672 jobs, which was reached in July. But local officials and casino executives are betting that 2022 will be much busier as the impact of the pandemic continues to diminish.

Prior to the 2019 pandemic, Atlantic City casinos employed nearly 30,000 people during peak season. While casinos aren’t expected to come close to that number this year, resorts still have plenty of jobs to fill.

Tomorrow’s job fair is another hiring event for casinos. In April, the New Jersey Casino Control Board hosted a Veterans Career Fair for those considering entering the gaming industry. At the time, the nine casinos said they had 2,500 open positions.

Trade union impact

Atlantic City’s casinos will need many more non-union workers if they can’t get new contracts with Unite Here Local 54 soon. Labor contracts expired today for all nine casinos.

Unite Here last week launched an online website called “Atlantic City Travel Alert” which warns customers of potential business disruptions that unsettled contracts could cause to resort operations. The union says its website actravelalert.org is intended to inform “meeting and convention organizers and all other travelers who need to know if labor disputes could affect their plans in Atlantic City.”

The website lists non-union hotel accommodations that are unaffected by recent contract expirations. The website states that all casinos are “at risk of litigation” and as such, tour operators should exercise caution when booking accommodation at these resorts.