State Labor Dept. to hold casino job fairs in Town of Wallkill – Times Herald-Record

Richard J. Bayne

On Saturday, the state Labor Department announced two upcoming casino job fairs in the Town of Wallkill – one set for Wednesday – to help Resorts World Catskills casino recruit the hundreds of employees that will be needed to staff the casino and accompanying attractions and amenities.

The $920 million, 1.6-million-square-foot, five-star casino and entertainment complex in the Town of Thompson is expected to open in mid-February.

Working toward that February opening, the Labor Department has a job fair set for noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn at 68 Crystal Run Road. Another job fair is scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Courtyard by Marriot, 24 Crystal Run Crossing.

The Labor Department is asking candidates to apply for positions online prior to the job fair events. The website is

The Labor Department announcement said the department is working with Resorts World to help fill between 500 and 700 new jobs. The Resorts World complex, which is owned by Empire Resorts, is expected to employ about 1,400 workers, all-told.

The Labor Department announcement said Resorts World representatives are looking for variety of workers to staff the casino, hotel and entertainment complex. Those will include cage cashiers; bartenders; cooks; servers; cocktail servers; and security and housekeeping personnel.

The Labor Department said Resorts World will offer competitive wages and a benefit package, which will include a 401(k) match, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, subsidized meals and on-site parking.

“The Department of Labor is pleased to be able to connect talented job-seekers with new employment opportunities at this exciting new location,” state Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon said. “I strongly encourage any job-seeker in the region with interest in one of these positions to come to our event and learn

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