ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Like most businesses in the United States, casinos are rushing to hire new workers.
This leads to better pay and benefits in some places, and forces casinos to get more creative.
MGM Resorts used virtual reality goggles to allow some applicants to experience what the job would be like before deciding.
Atlantic City casinos are talking about rolling out new transit links to bring workers from further afield to casino jobs. The American Gaming Association says that nationally there are about 1.65 million workers employed in casino-related jobs, about 91% of the staffing level before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino will train applicants to become a dealer – something workers had to learn on their own.