New England News
3:00 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Casino Operators Pledge To Hire Locally

The two companies competing to build a resort casino in Springfield Massachusetts have affirmed local hiring goals.

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   Penn National Gaming says  its goal is to hire 90 percent of its workforce from the city of Springfield.  MGM Resorts said 35  percent of its employees would be city residents, and 90 percent would live in the Greater Springfield area.  William Ward, held of the Hampden Regional Employment Board said the agency will work with whichever company gets the casino license

   A consortium of community colleges plans to offer casino job training courses..