ATLANTIC CITY — The Casino Control Commission is partnering with the American Legion and the State Parole Board to help veterans find jobs in the casino industry.
The organizations are sponsoring a job fair April 19 at the commission’s offices, Tennessee Avenue and the Boardwalk. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature representatives from the city’s seven operating casinos and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino, which are both expected to open this summer.
“There are more than 1,500 jobs available right now, and with the potential opening of two more casinos in several months there are several thousand more on the horizon,” said James Plousis, chairman of the Casino Control Commission. “I have spoken with casino executives and every casino and each license applicant will have representatives at this job fair and are committed to providing job opportunities to our veterans.”
Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and other organizations will be available to provide additional information and assistance to veterans.
“We want to encourage our casinos to bet on a vet,” said Bob Looby, veterans affairs coordinator for the State Parole Board and New Jersey Employment, Homeless and Education chairman for the American Legion. “Veterans and those who are currently in the military have served our country, and we are always looking for ways to express our gratitude for their service.”
Anyone interested in attending can preregister on the casino commission’s website at njccc.gov/vets.