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    No license, no problem: East Greenbush casino hosting job fair

    August 13, 2014

    The developers of a proposed $300 million resort casino in East Greenbush, New York are hosting a job fair — long before they know whether a state license will be awarded to build the gambling destination.

    Capital View Casino & Resort is hosting a career fair Aug. 19, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the American Legion at 200 Columbia Turnpike in the Rensselaer County town.

    The developers — Saratoga Casino and Raceway and Churchill Downs Inc. — are inviting people to learn about the jobs in several departments in the proposed casino, including table games, slots, hospitality, food services, accounting and information technology.

    The casino, if approved by the state, would create more than 1,000 positions, in addition to a similar number of construction jobs, according to the developers.

    The career fair was announced in an email sent to casino supporters and the news media. The regular emails are part of a coordinated effort to build and sustain support for the project, which has been controversial in East Greenbush.

    In addition to the job fair, casino supporters are given a sample email or letter that can be mailed to the New York State Gaming Commission, which will decide this fall which of four applicants in the Albany region will get a casino license. A total of four licenses will be awarded in three upstate regions.

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