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.
While businesses are closing or struggling to stay afloat, @LivecasinoPHL is opening and building its local@workforce in the middle of a pandemic. The new casino held two virtual job fairs today, over 100 people registered for each session. @6abc pic.twitter.com/hcvwVrwsxd— Christie Ileto (@Christie_Ileto) February 11, 2021
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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