Casino Employment declining faster in 2018
Casino Employment waned in september across all the nine properties. Casino employment dropped 4.5% last month from a peak of 30,217 in July which followed the late June openings of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino from July 2017 to september 2017, Casino employment has decreased by 4% across seven operational properties.
Till September 2018, the total casino employment was 28,859 according to a public data from the state division of Gaming Enforcement. Full timer employees are declined by 2 percent And part time employees were dipped by 1 percent.
Rummy Pandit, executive director of the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of gaming, Hospitality and Tourism at Stockton University.
“Typically, season comes to an end, we expect a certain amount of reduction in employment,” said Pandit.
Full time casino employees accounted for 76% of the industry total in September and part time employee remained steady at 10% in July, August and September.
Ambrose, who has also worked at Tropicana Atlantic City, said the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve often in a “very lean” time for the industry.
“You are always going to get the fluctuation because it is seasonal,” he said. Ambrose added that he expects employment figures to stabilize in the coming months and be more consistent with the ebbs and flaws seen in earlier times.
Hard Rock and Ocean Resort, the two new properties commenced gaming operations June 27 and added a combined 8,814 jobs to the market, 79% of which were full time positions.
The Casino hotel increased the number of part time employees by 20 while decreasing full time and others by 283 and 52 respectively.
“New Properties can take anywhere from six months to a year to stabilize in its market segments and will adjust staffing levels accordingly,” Pandit Said.