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Job Fair draws hundreds for 3 dozen possibilities

Mar 02, 2011 9:34 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The Monticello Casino & Raceway Job Fair on March 1 drew hundreds for a few dozen jobs, as seen in this MHNN nees photo."][/caption]So where does the economy stand in the Hudson Valley? On the one hand, new businesses are setting up, some infrastructure projects are getting back underway, and there are a number of big supermarkets landing in rural towns. On the other, hundreds of job hunters showed up at the Monticello Casino and Raceway in Sullivan County, according to a Mid Hudson News Network report, for a dozen immediate jobs and 30 more posted for the summer months ahead. "They were given forms to fill out and stood on a line that wrapped around all four walls of the third floor of the casino/racetrack building," reads the reportage. "Human Resources Director Eileen Cavanaugh said they will keep the applications on file through at least the fall in hopes that as business grows, they can bring more people on board. As for now, people just need to have a positive outlook, she said." The casino/raceway employs about 300 people at the present time. A second Catskills casino project was recently rejected by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.