Thousands Show Up for Casino Job Fair

Thousands of people have turned out for a job fair to fill jobs at a former Atlantic City casino reopening next month as a non-gambling hotel.

The line outside the Showboat casino wrapped around the block on Tuesday for the job fair. Those waiting for interviews included people who had worked at the casino before it was closed in August 2014.

Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein says 852 of the complex's 1,300 rooms will be open to the public in July. The hotel will still be called the Showboat.

It was the second of four Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014. The Showboat was shuttered to reduce competition for Caesars Entertainment's three remaining casinos in Atlantic City.

Blatstein's company is looking for managers, plus front-desk agents and housekeepers, among other positions.

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