[toc]Atlantic City’s economy and job market was hit hard in recent years, with the closure of several casino resorts. But for some reason, there are still hundreds of jobs –– many of them full time — that are open at Atlantic City resorts.
Hundreds of AC jobs?
According to the Press of Atlantic City via the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, there are more than 800 unfilled positions currently in AC. More than 500 of them are full-time jobs.
The fact that AC has lost more than 10,000 casino jobs in the past few years creates quite a disconnect with those figures.
More from Matthew Levinson of the NJCCC, per the Press of AC:
“The number of full-time job openings now is up from 2015, when there were about 350 full-time openings. There are jobs in Atlantic City, and I know there are people in this community who need jobs,” Levinson said. “I urge anyone who needs a job to go onto a casino’s website and check out the job opportunities that may be available.”
The latest job losses came when the Trump Taj Mahal closed late last year; it now appears unlikely to reopen under current ownership.
More jobs on the way at TEN AC?
The job market may be flooded with even more jobs in the near future.
While TEN Atlantic City — formerly Revel — missed its latest opening date, it still seems likely it will open its doors someday. That will create hundreds more jobs for the AC economy.
Another sign of a possible AC resurgence — and possibly more jobs — came as Showboat owner Bart Blatstein recently bought several parcels of land, including the Garden Pier.
Meanwhile, AC casino revenue is looking up
AC casinos have been having a good run of late, including a massive uptick in revenue, year-over-year, in January. NJ online gambling is a big reason behind the resurgence for AC revenue, as it has helped the otherwise struggling market to make some gains.
In fact, some of the jobs are even in the NJ online casino market. Live dealers for online blackjack are among the openings, the NJCCC reported.