BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Nearly 2,000 jobs are up for grabs at what will soon be the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore.

Monique Griego has more on what job applicants need to know.

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With just a few months left before games start rolling at Baltimore City’s first casino, hiring leaders are out looking for local applicants.

“I’m a landlord in Baltimore and an aspiring comedian, neither of which pays, so I would like to get some employment and get some money coming in,” said applicant Evalyn Tyson.

Tyson came to an employment event at Saint John in the Village Fellowship Hall off Greenmount. In all, the soon-to-be Horseshoe Casino needs to fill 1,700 positions.

“That’s everything from valet to accounting, food and beverage, but our main focus right now is on table games,” said Noah Hirsch, vice president of marketing.

Table games are exactly what Tyson came to apply for.

“It’s just people all the time. Every day is different. It’s stimulating; it’s very exciting,” she said.

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Casino leaders are focused on hiring as many locals as possible.

“We’re Baltimore’s casino. It’s important to us to build a casino that’s reflective of the character of the city. And what better way to do that than to fill it with Baltimoreans,” Hirsch said.

That’s welcome news for Will Generette, who’s hoping to land a bartender position.

“It’s downtown, close to the city. And everybody is in need of a job now,” he said.

Once hired, employees will go through extensive training specific to their field. The casino is set to open around August or September.

“I hope they call me and I can start back working again,” Generette said.

If you’re interested in a job, there’s another hiring event on April 21 and 22 at M&T Bank Stadium.

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