By Alex DeMetrick

HANOVER, Md. (WJZ)—Monday may have been a day off for many, but not those looking for work.

Alex DeMetrick reports a windfall of 1,500 new casino jobs opened to applicants in Anne Arundel County.

The temperature was still trying to climb out of the 20s when the line began forming.

The reason..

“It’s a lot of jobs.  I hope I get one,” one man said.

There are 1,500 new jobs at the Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills.

“Just got laid off in December and trying to find work. This opened up perfectly,” said Ken Hancock, job applicant.

“I’ve been looking for work for about five months now, so I’m hoping this will open up an opportunity for me.  Hopefully I get in quick and not get laid off too long,” said Wanda Hall, job applicant.

And as quickly as the office opened, it quickly filled.

“We’re going to have everything from hourly tipped employees to six figure executive jobs,” said Rob Norton, casino president and general manager.

While online applications are possible, banks of computers have been set up to apply for those jobs.

They won’t all open at once, but as they do, “you’re going to get an email to your address that the job for a cook has been posted and it’s going to alert you to apply for that position,” said a Maryland Live employment recruiter.

Besides resumes and job experience, those doing the hiring are looking for a specific trait.

“The most important thing is to bring your personality,” Norton said. “We’re looking for excited, fun people to help create an environment for our customers when they come in. You have to be able to create that service experience.”

“Right now I’m only working eight hours a week. They cut me from 40 hours to eight hours, so you can’t make it on that,” said Paula Shurger, job applicant.

After coming in from a chilly economy, gambling on a casino with 1,500 openings feels like much warmer odds.

The Maryland Live Casino is a $500 million project set to open this summer.

For a list of the jobs available and a link to an application, click here.

Comments (6)
  1. james says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    Corrupt FBI and DEA use no-knock warrants to enter suspect’s homes while they are away and steal items.
    They mostly steal watches, jewelry and less frequently expensive prescription drugs by returning a second time and swapping them with fakes.
    Some of them where stealing wear item parts off of cars, swapping them with old worn out parts from their personal autos and in some cases leaving the auto in a dangerous state. They can remove a car from your garage aparently whenever they feal like it. For us common citizens this would be called grand theft auto, for corrupt FBI and DEA employees this is allowed .
    They also loosened a gas fitting to my furnace which filled my garage with gas fumes.

  2. yousefthe giant says:

    Come & get those minimum wage $7.50 an hr jobs while a handfull get rich & the legislators line their pockets.

  3. 3katsdown says:

    These casinos will be out of business in 10 years.
    Baltimore City has the Ravens,Orioles,Blast,Hopkins,Convention Center,Arena,Fells point,harbour place,Trailways Bus, Hotels,Cruise Ships and more.Why would put a casino in a place with less attractions than Atlantic City ????Baltimore has failed again and again !!!!!

  4. live casino says:

    Great news, thanks
    Live casino

  5. glendon heiston says:

    we love maryland live casino. we would love to play their game if allowed.

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