As Live! Casino Philadelphia plans to host more people next month, the casino is ready to hire new employees. COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted soon, so the facility needs more employees to handle the influx of guests. A job fair is taking place next week to help people find employment and provide additional helping hands for the casinos’ workforce.
Job Fair Details
Live! will host the job fair on April 5 at the recruitment center of the casino. The venue is located at the Westmoreland Mall. Potential employees can come from 10 am to 1 pm and then again from 3 pm until 6pm. The job fair will host openings for several positions within the property with as many as 100 additional employees needed.
The casino reported that the job fair is being hosted to employ more people as the property prepares to welcome more guests. Governor Tom Wolf just recently announced that casinos, as well as malls, gyms, and restaurants can now welcome more guests. The capacity limit moves up to 75%.
Also part of the changes includes the sale of alcohol. Businesses can now sell alcohol without requiring a food purchase after 11 pm. This allows bar service to resume and is a big win for the casinos and restaurants in the state.
Officials of the casino will be interviewing people for positions at guest services, table game dealers, prep cooks, cage cashiers, food servers, cocktail servers, dishwashers, restaurant host and more. Everyone is welcome to apply and those who have been without employment for some time are encouraged to attend.
The casino will accept walk-ins during the job fair. However, anyone who is interested in attending is encouraged to go online and register for the event. With registration, interested parties can choose a time to attend. The recruitment center for the casino is located on the first floor where the Sears department store used to reside.
Great for the Economy
The new positions as well as capacity limits are great for the state’s economy. For many months, casinos in the Pennsylvania were operating at low capacities and this put a strain on revenues as well as how many people could work at one time.
For the Live! Philadelphia venue, the casino was just allowed to open in November. The facility has faced the same restrictions as other venues, such as not operating at full capacity. The casino had to shut down in December after officials decided that a spike in coronavirus cases warranted a closure.
With the expansion of capacity, it should help the economy start to see a big turnaround. More people will be employed, with the casino as well as local restaurants and bars. Those who were out of work will be able to get back to work as more customers can be served.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes for the state to move from 75% to 100%. Will the jump be made all at once or gradually? Either way, hopefully casinos in Pennsylvania will be fully operational as quickly as possible.