Jillian Moran headed over to City Hall after hearing on Tuesday that a new Seneca County casino was looking to hire Rochester-area residents. Casino jobs.
The 28-year-old single mother left with a job offer and an offer to take a new ride-sharing service through a new partnership with the city of Rochester, del Lago Resort &, Casino and vRide Inc.
The city and the casino will subsidize the cost of transportation provided by vRide. A one-way trip from the heart of downtown to Tyre, where the casino is located, is about 47 miles.
"I came here today, got lucky," Moran said. "It means more than I can say into words. I am a single mom. I am looking for future stability for him (and) put food on the table for him."
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She was among hundreds of job seekers looking to fill even more job openings at the casino during a job fair held Tuesday at City Hall. Several walked away with job offers in hand, as many others waited to be interviewed.
The casino, scheduled to open Feb. 1, has been trying to recruit and fill roughly 1,800 positions, about 300 of those jobs at a hotel slated to open later in 2017. It already has been training dealers and recruiting for a variety positions.
The job fair at City Hall was to find servers, cooks, cashiers, dishwashers and cleaners. Pay for non-tipped positions starts at $12 an hour.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said the ride-sharing service was something that the city had tested to help those unable to secure work based on transportation.
"A lot of the jobs are on the outskirts of the city of Rochester," she said. "At the casino, we know that there’s some transportation barriers. We want to take away those barriers to see it if we can give people the option to go to work and do it do in a meaningful way, where they can drop the child off to the babysitter, get to work on time, get to home on time and streamline the process for them."