More Good News For Pittsburgh, 800 Jobs Opening Up In New Casino
It has been a joyful couple of weeks for people in the Steel City. Their beloved football team, the Steelers, just capped off a record setting season and many of the people who cheered for them in the Super Bowl may soon find employment.
It has been announced that around 800 jobs will be filled for the new Rivers Casino that is hoping to be open in August. The jobs will be available at various job fairs the casino is holding between now and the summer.
"From my understanding, casinos are organizations where a person can get a foot in the door and really build a career there," said Randy Lheureau to the Pittsburgh Business Times. Lheureau is a work force development specialist with the Northside Leadership Conference.
Most of the jobs for the casino are expected to be filled in the summer months of June and July. This comes as a pleasant surprise for a city that just a few months ago did not know what was going to happen with the casino project.
Developer Don Barden originally had the idea of the casino in Pittsburgh and he won the licensing rights. His project began, but when the credit crisis hit, Barden could not come up with the money to finish the casino.
After lengthy delays, a new owner took over and the casino is once again under construction. They are currently hiring for many different positions from finance to clerical work to food service.
February 13, 2009
Posted By Tom Jones
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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