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First job fair for new Baltimore casino to be held Feb. 5

The first job fair for the new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore will be held Feb. 5 at a Baltimore community center, a City Council member announced Friday.

Construction of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz).

The five-hour event will be hosted by City Councilman Carl Stokes and is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the Oliver Community Association, located at 1400 E. Federal St.

The $400 million casino will be run by Caesars Entertainment. It is expected to open by mid-summer and employ 1,700 workers in the 122,000 square foot gaming, retail and entertainment space now under construction on Russell Street near M&T Bank Stadium.

Stokes said Caesars employees will attend the job fair to take applications.

“Applicants are encouraged to bring your resume, references and your confidence,” an announcement of the job fair from Stokes office said. Job opportunities include gaming employees, restaurant workers and guest services, Stokes’ office said Friday.

“My office has been inundated with phone calls, emails and resumes of people who are unemployed and want to be able to be productive and take care of their families,” Stokes said, in a statement.

“The recession has radically changed the economic forecast for the city. Long-term unemployment is experienced disproportionately by the young, the old and less educated.”