As Hard Rock International prepares to open the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, the company is going to need employees to work at the gaming venue and hotel. Starting this week, Hard Rock will begin the hiring process by hosting career events. On January 30th and 31st, the Atlantic City casino will host invite-only events for individuals who worked for the Trump Taj Mahal for at least 30 days before the venue closed. The Hard Rock Casino is of course located within the former Taj Mahal casino and the new operator is looking to give former employees of the Taj first dibs on jobs at the new venue.
According to the Press of Atlantic City, former employees of the Trump Taj Mahal that would like to attend the events offering career opportunities need to submit an application online. Hard Rock officials will be reviewing the applications and selecting individuals to invite to the events this week via email with an invitation. Applications can be found here.
From the Hard Rock Job Listing page, potential employees can find information on the jobs available. Searches can be completed with keywords for job openings as well as within categories such as Café Staff, Casino Operations, Administration, Housekeeping, Hotel Food & Beverage and more. Interested individuals can easily search for openings based on their skill set as well as former position within the Taj to see what might be available.
The hiring process for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City must begin as Hard Rock International plans on opening the property this summer. It will not be surprising to see many former employees of the Trump Taj Mahal vying for spots at the new casino. Taj employees had been on strike for several months before the former owner, Carl Icahn, shut down the casino in October 2016 after failing to reach a negotiation deal with union workers regarding issues involving health and pension benefits.
In early 2015, the Taj Mahal was acquired by Icahn Enterprises LP through a bankruptcy court restructuring and in January 2016, an appeals court ruled that the Taj was within its rights to end pension benefits and health insurance to its workers, ruling in favor of Trump Entertainment Resorts, the casino’s parent company, which ended benefits in October 2014 as part of its bankruptcy filing.