Up and coming casino and resort, to hold a job fair for up to 1,200 employees!

Rivers Casino & ResortGuess what? The operators of the proposed Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York will hold a job fair as executives work to recruit up to 1,200 employees.

The fair will be held on Saturday at Schenectady County Community College‘s Elston Hall with sessions beginning every two hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees of the Job Opportunity Forum will get the chance to ask questions of Rush Street Gaming representatives, as well as Rivers Casino local workforce development partners: Northeast Career Planning, Trinity Alliance and the SEAT Center, an outgrowth of Northeast Parent & Child Society and Northern Rivers.

The aim of the event is to provide information about positions and qualifications, and connect attendees with education and training pathways that will better prepare them for a career at Rivers Casino.

“We want to provide people with information they can use to plan for the future, so they are qualified for jobs when we begin hiring. It is our goal to help people understand career paths in this industry and get on the right track today,” said casino general manager Mary Cheeks.

Rivers Casino will be a $300 million gaming facility featuring a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,250 slot machines, 62 gaming tables and 15 poker tables. A steakhouse, a marketplace with multiple restaurants, an entertainment lounge, a banquet facility, a spa as well as a 150-room hotel. Public outdoor open spaces and riverfront walking and biking trails are also integral to the casino’s design.

The casino will be located at Mohawk Harbor, a $150 million mixed-use waterfront development. The mix of residential, retail and commercial space will be complemented by a second 124-room hotel and a 50-slip harbor on the Mohawk River and Erie Canal.

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