Revel hosts job fair for soon-to-be laid off casino workers

Thousands will lose their jobs with the closure of four Atlantic City casinos, but one casino is pitching in by hosting a job fair.

Thousands will lose their jobs with the closure

Thousands will lose their jobs with the closure of four Atlantic City casinos, but one casino is pitching in by hosting a job fair. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

ATLANTIC CITY - Thousands will lose their jobs with the closure of four Atlantic City casinos, but one casino is pitching in by hosting a job fair.

Blackjack dealers, busboys and bartenders will all need to find new jobs. "A lot of people who been working at the casino been working for a while, and the job here is pretty steady money," says David Douglas. "So, I mean, to have to lose it, people are pretty worried."

The job fair at the Revel on Wednesday was sponsored by The Chef Agency, a food and beverage industry recruiting company.

"A lot of these people, displaced workers, don't even have resumes so they can't even represent themselves correctly to prospective employers," says Mike Hewitt, a spokesman for the agency.

Hewitt says that despite Atlantic City's troubles, the local casinos did a good job recruiting top-notch talent. He says they've already made a few matches. "I already have an opportunity in Florida and I didn't expect it," says Hewitt.

With thousands of people projected to be out of work and a precious few new businesses opening up, it looks like most of the workers will have to take positions outside of Atlantic City. 

The Revel Casino and Hotel closes its doors for good Tuesday morning. Showboat and Trump Plaza are set to close within weeks. The Atlantic Club closed earlier this year.

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