casino jobs http://wamc.org en Survey Supports Upstate Casino Development http://wamc.org/post/survey-supports-upstate-casino-development <p>Public perception of casinos among upstate New Yorkers continues to evolve. While new gaming halls will be built, people have become more aware of the long-term positives and negatives they'll bring to surrounding areas.&nbsp;</p><p>A <a href="https://www.siena.edu/assets/files/news/TWC0714_Total_Crosstabs_072814.pdf" target="_blank">Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Poll</a> out Monday finds a majority of those polled favor building a Capitol Region casino.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:33:20 +0000 Dave Lucas 95927 at http://wamc.org Survey Supports Upstate Casino Development Clergy Urge "No" Vote On Springfield Casino http://wamc.org/post/clergy-urge-no-vote-springfield-casino <p>Clergy in western Massachusetts vow to spread an anti-casino message in advance of next Tuesday’s&nbsp; voter referendum in Springfield on MGM Resorts’ $800 million project. The casino operator on Monday promoted &nbsp;opportunities for minority and women owned businesses.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:17:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 68730 at http://wamc.org Clergy Urge "No" Vote On Springfield Casino Casino Opponents To Speak In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/casino-opponents-speak-springfield <p> A group working to defeat next month’s casino referendum in Springfield Massachusetts is holding a campaign kickoff event this Wednesday.&nbsp; One of the scheduled speakers is Robert Steele. He is a former Congressman from Connecticut who witnessed the growth of casino gambling in Connecticut in the 1990s. He is the author of the novel, <em>The Curse: Big-time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town.</em></p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 67594 at http://wamc.org Casino Opponents To Speak In Springfield MGM Promotes Future Casino Jobs http://wamc.org/post/mgm-promotes-future-casino-jobs <p>The lure of thousands of jobs in the fledgling Massachusetts gaming industry is powerful in the greater Springfield area, where unemployment remains high.&nbsp; One of the companies competing for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts is holding a career fair to show off the types of jobs being promised.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:20:03 +0000 Paul Tuthill 60273 at http://wamc.org MGM Promotes Future Casino Jobs Casino Operators Pledge To Hire Locally http://wamc.org/post/casino-operators-pledge-hire-locally <p>The two companies competing to build a resort casino in Springfield Massachusetts have affirmed local hiring goals.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Penn National Gaming says&nbsp; its goal is to hire 90 percent of its workforce from the city of Springfield.&nbsp; MGM Resorts said 35&nbsp; percent of its employees would be city residents, and 90 percent would live in the Greater Springfield area.&nbsp; William Ward, held of the Hampden Regional Employment Board said the agency will work with whichever company gets the casino license</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 59972 at http://wamc.org Casino Operators Pledge To Hire Locally Negotiations Underway With Casino Developers http://wamc.org/post/negotiations-underway-casino-developers <p>Officials in Springfield Massachusetts are hoping to wrap up negotiations with would-be casino developers in time for a voter&nbsp; referendum to coincide with the June 25 special election for US Senate. City officials are also considering how to spend the financial windfall they hope a casino brings.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 58683 at http://wamc.org Negotiations Underway With Casino Developers Massachusetts Community Colleges To Train Casino Workers http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-community-colleges-train-casino-workers <p>While the Massachusetts Gaming Commission does not expect to award the first casino license in&nbsp; the state until a year from now, plans are underway to start training people to fill the thousands of jobs the new gaming industry promises.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 58092 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Community Colleges To Train Casino Workers