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Schenectady’s Rivers Casino seeks to hire dozens, will train table game dealers

The sun begins to set behind Rivers Casino in this file photo.
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The sun begins to set behind Rivers Casino in this file photo.

SCHENECTADY — Rivers Casino & Resort will hold a training school for prospective table games dealers May 3 through June 11.

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Those who complete the free program, pass their audition and obtain their state license will be offered a job at the casino.

Rivers previously scheduled a Dealer Academy in March, when the need for additional employees outstripped the number of former employees laid off in 2020 amid the COVID shutdown who were still available to come back to work.

Of the fifteen who completed the school, 10 were hired, three are awaiting their license and two could not accept jobs for personal reasons.

Beyond the dealers it seeks to train, a total of 35 openings were listed on the casino’s website Wednesday. The labor market is tight in the Capital Region and applicants are often scarce.

The casino continues to restore its operations in the wake of the COVID shutdown in 2020. The Landing Hotel went back to full-time operation earlier this month.

But constraints remain, and monthly gambling revenue in 2021 remains significantly lower than pre-pandemic levels.

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