If you’re looking to make a career change in the new year, a position at one of Pennsylvania’s land-based casinos might be a good option to consider.

The Pennsylvania casino industry earned $5 billion in revenue last year, which is a lot of money even for a large state like PA. And the industry continues to grow. What this means for job seekers is plenty of opportunity in a stable industry.

Many PA casinos are adding employees as they move into the year. But operators in the fast-paced 24/7 business aren’t waiting around. Casinos are actively hiring and some have walk-in hiring events this holiday season. Job seekers can get an edge on the competition by starting their job search now.

New Parx Casino in Shippensburg seeking opening day staff

The biggest hiring event happens in Shippensburg, where the new Parx casino is preparing to open in February 2023. Besides having approximately 500 slots, the new casino will also include a restaurant and sports bar. Parx is hiring for everything from food service, security, IT, table dealers, tellers and more. The casino plans to add 125 new jobs to the area.

A three day job fair will be held at the Conference Center at Shippensburg University on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Candidates can also apply online at parxcasino.com/shippensburg.

Walk-in Wednesdays at River’s Casino

In Philadelphia, River’s Casino holds weekly walk-in hiring events every Wednesday. Job seekers can get an interview on the spot during Walk-In Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon (parking in available in the surface lot).

River’s job listings include full- and part-time positions in security, food & beverage, housekeeping, table games and operations. River’s also offers a free Dealer School for potential new hires to get certified as dealers.

Call or visit Hollywood Casino for an interview

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse has a number of job openings in Grantville. According to their website, the most urgent needs are for security officers, housekeeping attendants, restaurant workers, dealers and facilities maintenance. The next open hiring event at Hollywood is Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mohegan Pennsylvania casino offers a sign on bonus

Last but not least, the Mohegan Pennsylvania in Wilkes-Barre also offers a dealer school and a wide range of job opportunities. Some positions offer a $600 sign-on bonus. For restaurant and hospitality jobs, applicants are encouraged to call and leave a message at (570) 831-2177 to schedule an interview.

Full time positions at all the casinos include great benefits packages. As a casino employee, you’ll enjoy paid time off, 401(k), medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition reimbursement and much more. Visit your local casino’s website for their full job listings.

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