A resource center has opened in Atlantic City, NJ to assist the thousands of people laid off by this weekend’s shutdown of the Revel and Showboat casinos.
On Labor Day weekend, it was the worst kind of Irony as nearly 2,000 employees lost their jobs.
Labor Day may not be much of a holiday for several thousand workers at the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City, both of which will be closing their doors. Mayor Don Guardian is hopeful for the town’s future.
This job fair is one in a series of eight being held by the Showboat — which plans to close August 31st — and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Several hundred workers at Atlantic City’s Showboat casino will stage a rally to protest its planned Aug. 31 shutdown.
Assemblyman Chris Brown is introducing measures limiting corporations to two licenses each, going forward, and requiring any profitable casino that closes to return any financial incentives previously given to it.
Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian says he has a four-year plan that will turn the city back into the destination resort it was before the casinos arrived.
Some industry experts are suggesting the struggling casino-hotel might not have to close after all.
Grammy Award-winning rapper and songwriter Everlast performed over the weekend at the House of Blues in the Showboat Casino. Before his concert in the resort, the musician spoke candidly about his life, his music career and his dreams for the future.