Caesars Entertainment has scheduled a job fair in Harriman on Thursday to whet the public’s appetite for what is says would be 3,000 “permanent, well-paying, mostly union jobs” at Caesars New York, the resort it hopes to build in Woodbury if chosen for a casino license.
The event will take place at 7-9 p.m. at the IBEW Local 363 union hall, a short distance from the 115-acre site of the proposed resort. The IBEW building is at 67 Commerce Drive South in Harriman, just off Route 17.
The job fair follows a July 9 forum Caesars held for prospective vendors and suppliers, attended by more than 200 people, according to the company. The company has said that combined wages and benefits for employees of Caesars New York, if it comes to fruition, would average around $50,000 a year.
“Following the successful turnout of our vendor forum for local businesses, we are excited to host our first employment expo for people in the area to learn about the benefits of working for Caesars, and to help the community partner in building a premier resort destination in Woodbury,” Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president for communications and government relations for Caesars, said in a press release announcing the job fair.