New Jersey’s gambling industry went through a real rough patch in 2014 and gambling revenue from Atlantic City’s casinos significantly declined. Four out of the twelve Atlantic City casinos were forced to shutdown operations in 2014 as a declining market meant that these casinos were unable to generate sufficient revenue to stay afloat.
As a result, thousands of casinos workers suddenly found themselves without work and to make matters worse, it was next to impossible for them to find a full time job in Atlantic City because the remaining casinos were not expanding nor looking to hire new employees. As many as 8,000 Atlantic City casino workers were left the industry with a choice of finding a new career or moving to another state in an attempt to find work at another casino.
Renard International Hospitality Search Consultants has been contracted by the Saipan’s Best Sunshine International Casino to target Atlantic City’s unemployed casino workers and see if they can hire them to come and work in Saipan.
Saipan’s Best Sunshine International Casino is located on the Saipan Island which is situated in the Northern Mariana Islands, which is a part of the U.S. Commonwealth. This South Pacific Island is around eight thousand miles from New Jersey.
The casino is set to open the doors of a temporary casino to the public in July 2015 and is looking to hire around 180 casino workers as soon as possible. Best Sunshine is looking to fill a number of positions ranging from shift managers, table dealers, security and cashiers. Stephen Renard of Renard International stated that the casino is also willing to offer a special signup bonus to any casino worker who is able to join before July 10th. In order to attract casino workers from New Jersey to Saipan, the casino has put together an attractive remuneration package which includes free travel between Saipan and Atlantic City, health insurance, one free meal during working hours and also free accommodation.
The remuneration package is expected to be around $45,000 to $75,000 for casino supervisors and around $40,000 for casino dealers. Renard International Hospitality Search Consultants will be responsible for the initial screening process and the shortlisted candidates will interview with the Sunshine International Casino team.
Renard International has conducted two job fairs this week in Atlantic City but the response hasn’t been overwhelming and there are still a number of positions that need to be filled. Stephen Renard believes that one of the reasons for the low response was because the job fairs were held at short notice and not advertised enough.