Audit: state’s 1st casino not meeting hiring goals

Audit: state’s 1st casino not meeting hiring goals


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AN AUDIT OF PLAINRIDGE
PARK CASINO — FINDS
THE THE CASINO FELL FAR
SHORT ON ITS HIRING
GOAL AND THAT THE STATE
GAMING COMMISSION IS
PARTLY TO BLAME.
THE SLOTS PARLOR IS
REQUIRED TO HIRE 90-
PERCENT OF ITS
WORKERS FROM THE
TOWN AND SURROUNDING
COMMUNITIES — BUT THE
AUDIT FOUND — IT ONLY
HIRED 36-PERCENT LAST
YEAR.
THE AUDIT ALSO FOUND
THE MASSACHUSETTS
GAMING COMMISSION DID
NOT APPLY ENOUGH
PRESSURE.
THE GAMING COMMISSION
SAYS IT’S AN “ONGOING
OBLIGATION” AND IT’S
PLEASED 65-PERCENT OF
WORKERS NOW LIVE IN A
20-MILE RADIUS OF THE
CASINO.

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