Hard Rock Atlantic City is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2018. So far, it looks like the casino is going to live up to its promise to do everything it can to revitalize the local area. It is currently doing so by strongly encouraging all former employees of the Trump Taj Mahal to reapply for positions at the Hard Rock Atlantic City.
Hard Rock Atlantic City Hiring 3000
The Hard Rock Atlantic City recently added an invitation-only hiring event to its careers webpage. The event strongly encourages all employees who were laid off when Carl Icahn closed the Trump Taj Mahal to reapply for one of 3000 positions that will become available. The event is targeting former employees who were working for the Taj Mahal for at least 30 days before it closed down.
With around 3000 positions available for former employees, there should be something for everyone. The range of available positions includes opportunities in hotel operations, food and beverages, marketing, entertainment, and numerous casino related positions, such as table game dealers, slot operations, and cage operations. Further information will be provided in the future, but this is certainly a good start for those who lost their jobs when the Taj Mahal closed.
2017 was Good, 2018 is Uncertain
2017 was a good year for Atlantic City, marking the second consecutive year of growth. However, 2018 looks set to be a more challenging year for the casino industry. During 2017, there were seven operational casinos. All of them made a profit, and all of them increased their revenue over 2016. This year will see the Hard Rock Atlantic City and the Ocean Resorts Casino, formally the Revel, reopen. Some are worried that the two new casinos will put added pressure on the existing casinos.
The rebranded Revel is also set for a summer-2018 opening and will also be hiring between 2500 and 3000 people. No one is denying that returning thousands of jobs to the city is a good thing, especially since unemployment is considerably higher than the national average. However, some people are worried that there needs to be a substantial increase in tourism to provide enough revenue to sustain nine casinos.