Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia holds job fair

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- While some businesses are closing, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia is opening in the middle of a pandemic.

On Wednesday, Philadelphia's newest casino held two virtual job fairs in an effort to fill hundreds of open positions.

"We want to be a part of assisting folks with getting people back on their feet with rewarding opportunities," said Chris Nelson, talent acquisition manager for Live! Casino.

Each virtual job had over 100 registered participants to fill vacancies in food and beverage, executive teams to hospitality at the South Philadelphia casino. Roughly 1,200 of the positions have already been filled. Officials say 60% of the employees are local hires.

"The casino is located in South Philadelphia so the people who live in the surrounding communities should benefit from the casino being in this community," said Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson.

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Live! Casino & Hotel is located at the sports complex in South Philadelphia.

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