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A dream of a job, not riches, at casino job fair

by Keith Eddings, Eagle Tribune

Most people dream of riches when they walk into a casino, enough to quit their jobs or buy a house at the beach or at least stop sweating their kids' college bills.

Juan Monegro, a 27-year-old Salem, New Hampshire, man who immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic as a teenager nine years ago, is dreaming only of a living wage.


“I'm trying to get a good job with a good company,” Monegro said as he left a job fair that Wynn Resorts held at the Relief's In labor hall on Thursday, where the casino giant was looking to hire some of the last 700 or so of the 5,500 workers it needs before opening a $2.6 billion casino in Everett on June 23.


Monegro said his work in the food-service industry, including managing the McDonald's fast-food restaurant on Broadway in Lawrence and delivering meals for Uber Eats in Boston, make him hopeful that his next job will be waiting tables in one of the 15 restaurants at the casino, which Wynn Resorts is calling Encore Boston Harbor.

He was among about 30 people who interviewed with casino recruiters during the first 90 minutes of the job fair, including three who got offers.



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