SCHENECTADY, NY —Rivers Casino & Resort has announced the next step in its hiring process, and another milestone in bringing hundreds of jobs to the Capital Region. Starting today, descriptions for select positions are being posted at www.riverscasinoandresort.com, and resumes are being accepted for certain open positions. Interested parties can find job listings under the “Employment” tab on the website, and by clicking “Job Opportunities.”
“Rivers Casino & Resort will create hundreds of jobs in the Capital Region,” said Mary Cheeks, General Manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. “Today marks an important milestone for our property. I look forward to announcing more career opportunities in the coming weeks and months.”
Hiring for positions at Rivers Casino & Resort will occur in stages. Director-level and management positions will be filled in the coming weeks and months, and hiring for other jobs will occur later in 2016 and in early 2017. The casino is still in the early stages of the hiring process, and is making plans for upcoming informational hiring events that will outline more about what the process will look like, and highlight necessary skills and training. Rivers Casino & Resort is partnering with several regional workforce development partners on training programs for certain positions, including Schenectady County Community College, the SEAT Center, the Trinity Alliance and Northeast Career Planning.
The operator of Rivers Casino & Resort, Rush Street Gaming, operates three other casinos, all of which have been named a 2015 “Best Place to Work” or “Top Workplace” by their team members.
Rivers Casino & Resort is a $330 million project that will have a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,150 slot machines, 63 gaming tables and 16 poker tables attached to a 163-room hotel and a 10,000-square-foot banquet facility capable of hosting up to 600 people for conventions and special events, one of the largest spaces in the region. Additionally, the property will have a steakhouse, a marketplace with light fare eateries, entertainment lounge and day spa. The casino will take full advantage of its riverfront position with outdoor patios and pre-function spaces. It is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017.
Rivers Casino & Resort will be located adjacent to a new mixed-use Mohawk Harbor development currently under construction by the Galesi Group, which constitutes an additional $150 million investment in the 60-acre riverfront property. The mix of residential, retail and commercial space will include a 124-room Courtyard by Marriott and a 50-slip harbor on the Mohawk River and Erie Canal.
About Rush Street Gaming – Founded by Neil Bluhm and Greg Carlin, Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates have developed and operate successful casinos in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Des Plaines, IL (Chicago area). By placing an emphasis on superior design and outstanding customer service, Rush Street Gaming has become one of the leading casino developers in the United States. Existing casinos generate over $1 billion in annual gaming revenues, and all Rush Street Gaming casinos were voted a 2015 “Best Place to Work” or “Top Workplace” by their team members.
Rush Street Gaming. Rivers Casino & Resort Now Accepting Resumes for Select Open Positions. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
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