For Immediate Release: Jan. 6, 2017
Contact: City of Rochester Press Officer Jessica Alaimo, 428-7135; Julianna Monacelli, Dixon Schwabl for del Lago Resort & Casino, 899-3227
Rochester, NY – Mayor Lovely A. Warren and Jeff Babinski, executive vice president and general manager at del Lago Resort & Casino, announced today that nearly 115 people were offered jobs, joined dealer school or were invited to follow up with interested departments as a result of the del Lago Resort & Casino/Vanpool Job Fair that was held at City Hall on Tuesday.
“We are thrilled that the Job Fair was such a success and we are looking forward to launching our new Vanpool Program, which will help our citizens find good-paying jobs beyond the limits of public transportation,” said Mayor Warren. “I want to thank del Lago for bringing its recruiters to City Hall and helping us bring this opportunity to our citizens. This is the kind of outside-of-the-box thinking that will help us create more jobs, safer, more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities for our citizens.”
“We were extremely pleased with the positive turnout for our Rochester job fair earlier this week and are thrilled with the excitement and energy that del Lago is creating among city residents looking for employment opportunities,” said Jeff Babinski, executive vice president and general manager at del Lago Resort & Casino. “Our partnership with the City of Rochester and vRide will help us continue to offer Greater Rochester residents convenient transportation to the many job opportunities we will have in our world-class resort and casino when we open the doors next month.”
The City and del Lago Resort & Casino held a Job Fair at City Hall Tuesday to encourage city residents to apply for jobs at the Seneca County destination, which opens Feb. 1. Residents will be able to use the City’s new Vanpool ridesharing program to help with the commute.
Del Lago conducted more than 400 in person interviews, resulting in 112 people joining dealer school, accepting job offers or making arrangements for follow up with interested departments. Almost 80 job seekers entered their information into the Vanpool Program’s ride-matching data base, which is administered by vRide Inc.
Available positions at del Lago Resort & Casino include cocktail servers, cooks, cashiers, dishwashers and facilities cleaning (environmental services). Non-tipped positions start at $12 per hour and increase based on experience.
The Vanpool will consist of commuters who voluntarily participate in the rideshare arrangement. The vans will make one trip to del Lago Resort & Casino and one trip back to Rochester during the day. Vans will be driven by volunteers who will also be commuting to work. The City will subsidize the cost of this service to del Lago Resort & Casino users, with the monthly cost less than $75 each month per rider.
vRide, the City’s Vanpool vendor, will provide the van, insurance, maintenance, a ride-matching platform and a designated fuel card for each group. Unlike traditional bus service or a shuttle service, vanpooling is unique because each route is tailored to suit the needs of a specific group of riders. vRide will provide a simple all-inclusive cost per van based on the vehicle type and estimated monthly mileage driven.
Individuals that did not have the chance to apply in person during the Rochester event are encouraged to apply online at www.dellagoresort.com/now-hiring or visit del Lago’s Employment Center at 20 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls, NY. Applicants that are interested in vanpools should visit www.cityofrochester.gov/vanpool.
About del Lago Resort & Casino
The $440 million 205-room hotel, spa and casino will include a banquet facility, several restaurants, lounges, 2,400 person entertainment center and other world-class amenities. Del Lago Resort & Casino will feature Savor New York — MacKenzie-Childs at del Lago, a unique retail outlet where local vendors will bring the Finger Lakes region directly to del Lago patrons with MacKenzie-Childs products and a wide variety of local fruits, cheeses, baked goods, wines and beers, and other area specialties. The casino will feature 2,000 slot machines and 89 gaming tables, including 12 poker tables. Del Lago has created 1,800 construction jobs and 1,800 permanent jobs, and will generate more than $90 million annually for New York state and local governments. The resort and casino was awarded a New York State casino license in December 2015 and will open to the public on February 1, 2017. For more information, visit www.delLagoResort.com.