Since it opened its doors a year ago, the Employment Connection Center located in South Baltimore has helped more than 1,200 residents by enrolling them in job-readiness programs and successfully placing 300 people in jobs with businesses in the area, according to the news agency.
The employment center operates on a budget of $520,000, which is comprised of local impact grants that the Baltimore casino is required to fund. With the help of the center, residents have landed jobs with companies such as Amazon, Ellicott Dredges, Second Chance, and Hilgartner Natural Stone Co.
In a statement, Rawlings-Blake said, “This is an example of what happens when businesses, government, and the community come together to strategically leverage resources,” as reported by the news agency.
Maryland’s largest casino, Horseshoe Baltimore is located on Russell Street and was developed by CBAC Gaming, a Caesars Entertainment Corporation headed group. The two-story casino opened in 2014 and features 122,000 square feet of gaming space, with more than 2,200 slots, including over 150 video poker machines, as well as 153 table games, high-limit gaming area, 25-table WSOP Poker Room, and off-track betting.
In August, the Horseshoe celebrated its second anniversary and since its opening has continued to experience success.