More than 35,000 people have applied for 1,350 permanent positions available at the soon-to-be-opened racino at Aqueduct Racetrack, the operators of the development said last week.
Roughly 1,000 applicants have been either hired or offered jobs and 73 percent of them are Queens residents, Resorts World Casino New York said.
“These incredible figures confirm that these jobs are a much needed boost to our community and New York state,” said Mike Speller, president of Resorts World Casino New York City. “The current challenges to job seekers are very real and we are proud to be able to offer opportunities to thousands of New Yorkers. We will continue to look for opportunities to grow and create even more jobs and look forward to creating a talented and diverse staff that truly represents our community.”
Applications are still being accepted at Resorts World’s website at rwnewyork.com/careers/careers.htm.
Among the positions the company is looking to fill include a chef and manager for the racino’s steakhouse, RW Prime; 57 cleaners; 12 kitchen utility workers; 35 security officers; two sous chefs; and 10 group sales coordinators who will be working to attract Asian clientele to the racino.
Of the 1,400 construction employees working on the development, which is set to open later this month, 40 percent are either minorities, women or both, and more than 25 percent of the subcontractors on the project are companies that are owned by minorities or women, Resorts World said.
“Job seekers have been endlessly enthusiastic and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and work with so many of our new neighbors,” Speller said. “Our staff will start with an incredible array of work and life experiences, which, combined with our exceptional training program, will ensure an unparalleled experience for our employees and visitors. Resorts World’s grand opening in October will be a tremendous step forward for development in Queens.”
Reach reporter Howard Koplowitz by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 718-260-4573.
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