Department of New Jersey helping link veterans with casino jobs

Department of New Jersey helping link veterans with casino jobs

Some 1,800 job openings in New Jersey’s casinos will be available at the state’s Veterans Casino Career Fair on April 28.

The event is sponsored by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, in collaboration with The American Legion Department of New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs, New Jersey State Parole, and Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

The career fair will take place in the parking lot of the Casino Control Commission, 1325 Boardwalk and Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City, N.J., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28.

All active duty, National Guard, reservists, veterans, and family members are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is available here but walk-ins are welcome.

This is the fourth dedicated casino career fair the Department of New Jersey has been involved with, said Bob Looby, chairman of the state department’s employment, homeless and education committee.

“We had to cancel in 2020 because of the COVID wrath, but held outdoors last year. As a precaution, this year will also be outdoors,” Looby said. “Similar to our redesigned Mobile Stand Downs during COVID, we adapted and overcame the restrictions laid upon us.”