The first meeting was held last Thursday afternoon at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School. Representatives of Revel Casino & Resort said the session was the first of several meetings programmed to run through the first week of September, and took t6he opportunity to encourage Atlantic City residents to attend the audiences and get updates on the latest developments, as well as information related to the available positions. During the first audience, hotel and casino representatives assured attendees that the company will concentrate on hiring local residents before launching an extensive campaign to recruit workers from neighboring areas.
“Revel is fully committed to working with and employing Atlantic City residents. The goal is really to get the word out, leave no stone unturned… to identify the universal talent of Atlantic City residents who want to work and who want to work for Revel” said Cydnee Phoenix, Revel’s vice president of equal employment opportunity and community outreach.
The new Atlantic City casino and hotel has already created about 2,000 construction jobs and is expected to generate at least 5,000 permanent positions in areas raging from casino dealers to food and beverage personnel. The 53 story hotel and casino will house a total of 3,800 rooms and 6.3 million square feet of gaming space. Phoenix also told the audience that Revel will even consider hiring residents with previous criminal history.
“Revel truly believes in second chances. Don’t let the past dictate how you go forward.” added Phoenix.