How many locals should casino hire?

How many locals should casino hire?


THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING
COMMISSION IS ASKING THE PUBLIC
TO COMMENT ON HOW MANY JOBS
SHOULD STAY IN-STATE PLUS
SEVERAL OTHER POLICY QUESTIONS
RELATED TO THE CASINO INDUSTRY.
THE CASINO INDUSTRY IS PROJECTED
TO CREATE UP TO 15,000 JOBS IN
MASSACHUSETTS, BUT WHAT’S TO
STOP OUT- OF-STATE WORKERS FROM
FLOODING THE MARKET AND TAKING
THOSE JOBS AWAY FROM LOCAL
WORKERS? IN THE COMING MONTHS,
THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING
COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER TO WHAT
EXTENT THEY’LL REQUIRE CASINO
DEVELOPERS TO HAVE IN-STATE
EMPLOYEES
HOW WE EVALUATE THAT PART OF
THEIR APPLICATION IS GOING TO
BE WHAT WE’RE GOING TO BE
WORKING THROUGH, THE POLICY
DISCUSSION ON IN THE COMING
MONTHS.
THE COMMISSION IS CONSIDERING A
NUMBER OF OTHER POLICY QUESTIONS
AS WELL, SUCH AS IF THE
COMMISSION SHOULD MAKE CASINO
LICENSING DECISIONS REGION BY
REGION OR ALL AT THE SAME TIME;
AND WHAT INFORMATION DEVELOPERS
WILL HAVE TO DISCLOSE IN TERMS
OF HOW THEY’LL IMPACT SMALL
BUSINESSES.
: LOOKING FOR A FACILITY THAT
WILL NOT CANNIBALIZE, FOR WANT
OF A BETTER WORD, THE SMALL,
MANY SMALL BUSINESSES AND OTHER
BUSINESSES THAT ALREADY EXIST IN
THE AREA WHERE IT’S GOING TO BE.
SOME QUESTIONS WILL HAVE TO BE
ANSWERED IMMEDIATELY, LIKE IF
THERE SHOULD BE NO HOST
COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS WITH CASINO
DEVELOPERS UNTIL THOSE
DEVELOPERS HAVE PASSED THE FIRST
STEP OF THE CASINO LICENSING
APPLICATION PROCESS. PUBLIC
HEARINGS ON THESE POLICY
QUESTIONS WILL BE HELD IN
DECEMBER, BUT YOU CAN SUBMIT
COMMENTS AHEAD OF TIME ON THE
MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION
WEBSITE.
ALL COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ARE
DUE BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27.
WE’LL HAVE DETAILS FOR YOU ON
WWLP.COM. LIVE IN BOSTON,

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