The state’s only casino has not been meeting its hiring goals.
US.- According to a state audit released this week, the Plainridge Park Casino has been failing its job creation promised. The facility is set to hire 90 percent of its workers from its host and surrounding communities as a condition for receiving a license.
Suzanne Bump, one of the auditors, said that the facility only hired 36 percent of its staff from the cities and towns as June 2015, a few days before its grand opening. She told the commission that they need to establish targets for meeting the rules that were previously set and procedures to monitor the compliance.
On the other hand, the commission said that the goal didn’t specified a specific time to accomplish the 90 percent. Plainridge Park’s general manager Lance George said that they’re working tirelessly and aggressively to meet their goals as soon as possible.