Hard Rock opens its doors to former drug court participants who’ve proven their sobriety. Indeed, in a recent press release, they confirmed a partnership with the casino workers union and drug court.
Hard Rock is staffing up!
Since the purchase of the hotel in March 2017, the Hard Rock spent millions to re-brand the casino and hotel. In fact, it should make a great place to work at if you believe the rumors. Currently, the company is heavily recruiting for the June 28th opening. And those who reach a second interview are not rejected because of their past.
One of the two investors, Joseph Jingoli, commented on the partnership. ¨If you’re sober and living a sober life, why wouldn’t we hire you?
Casino workers union and Unite Here Local 54 provides support for recovery.
The individuals who want a job in the hospitality and casino industries can go to the union. The union, Unite Here Local 54, equally helps them. Union President Bob McDevitt says drug court alumni will additionally undergo relevant training for careers of their choice.
There’s no doubt that the Hard Rock understands that these employees will require support. In fact, Jingoli says those out of Recovery will need to work on a program for the rest of their lives. To summarize he doesn’t doubt that if they do they will be great employees.
Atlantic City – the opioid epidemic
In short, the opioid epidemic hit Atlantic City hard. One of the hardest hit areas in New Jersey. “Young people are not staying around. They don’t see a lot of opportunities”. says McDevitt “A lot of people pulled up their stakes and left”. But perhaps the prospect of new jobs will make them come back.
The Hard Rock needs to fill 3,500 jobs. Furthermore, the Ocean Resort Casino is still looking to recruit 2,500 employees. Which means that they’re currently 6000 new jobs in Atlantic City.
McDevitt says that is great news for out of work people who stayed in town even though five casinos closed between 2014 and 2016.
The Hard Rock will be the first Casino to look to the region´s drug court for potential employees. Hard Rock VP, Robert Lee, says it plays into the company’s motto that reads ¨Love All, Serve All¨!