Schenectady County

Schenectady casino kicks off hiring

The future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady has posted some available jobs o
A rendering of the Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady.
A rendering of the Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady.

The future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady has posted some available jobs online, kicking off the search for more than a thousand employees.

Rush Street Gaming of Chicago has posted five positions on casinocareers.com, a gaming and hospitality industry jobs website. The positions include director of hotel operations and director of sales.

The Rivers Casino is now being erected on the Mohawk Harbor site off Erie Boulevard in Schenectady with the foundation in place and steel going up by local contractors Rifenburg of Troy and LeChase of Schenectady.

The $330 million casino is expected to be built and opened by March of next year, according to Rush Street CEO Greg Carlin.

The casino will feature a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,150 slot machines, 63 table games and 15 poker tables. It will also have an adjacent 163-room hotel.

The casino is expected to create 1,400 construction jobs and 1,200 permanent jobs, according to Rush.

The operator expects to recruit some experienced workers from its other casinos in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, but most employees will be hired in the Capital Region, Carlin said after the casino’s groundbreaking earlier this month.

The Rivers Casino was OK’ed for a license by the state Gaming Commission in December, along with the Lago Resort and Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, and Montreign Resort Casino in Thompson, Sullivan County.

The 60-acre Mohawk Harbor site is also being developed by the Galesi Group of Rotterdam with housing — including apartments, condominiums and townhouses — office and retail buildings and a 50-boat-slip harbor.

Reach Gazette reporter Haley Viccaro at 395-3114, [email protected] or @HRViccaro on Twitter.

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