A New Jersey casino authority is looking to help military veterans find jobs with the various casinos and resorts that populate Atlantic City.
The state Casino Control Commission, the American Legion and the state Parole Board are hosting a job fair on April 19 focused on helping veterans get hired. The Press of Atlantic City reports there will be representatives from the city’s seven currently-operating casinos, as well as representatives from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino — both expected to open sometime this year.
Commission Chairman James Plousis says there are more than 1,500 jobs available and several thousand more on the horizon. Bob Looby, a veterans’ affairs coordinator for New Jersey, says officials want to encourage casinos to “bet on a vet.”