A new satellite casino approved to be built at a mall in Westmoreland County will give the county a boost with new jobs and revenue, but commissioners there have concerns over a name that will not reflect the community in which it will operate.
The state Gaming Control Board this week unanimously granted Stadium Casino LLC, owned by Cordish Companies of Maryland, a Category 4 satellite casino license to operate a casino in the shuttered Bon Ton space that the company will name Live! Casino Pittsburgh.
The commissioners are hopeful that some discussion with representatives from Cordish Companies could result in the selection of a more appropriate name.
The commissioners said despite the name, they are thrilled that the project is moving forward and have learned from officials at Westmoreland County Community College that the company has reached out to the college to provide training for those interested in casino dealing.
Westmoreland County is planning a job fair to help fill as many as 50 positions at the courthouse, nursing home, jail and other government and human service offices.
The day-long event will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Ramada Inn in Hempfield.
It’s the first time the county has sponsored a job fair, Human Resources Director Amanda Bernard said.
“If we can hire 50 people, that would be great. We have a lot of vacancies, especially at the Manor where we are competing with local hospitals,” Bernard said.
One Air Wisconsin flight attendant is allegedly out of a job after being intoxicated while recently on duty in the high skies, reportedly slurring the safety announcement, dropping things, stumbling around and ultimately falling asleep in the jump seat.
Charging documents detail that the woman’s erratic behavior made some passengers feel “scared for their lives” during the flight from Chicago to South Bend, Ind.
Now, the woman can face up to six months in jail.
Douglas Sam, 52, of Mt. Pleasant Township, Mt. Pleasant’s former police chief filed a federal lawsuit this week claiming that he was fired after defying instructions from officials to ignore what he described as “wrongdoing” on the borough’s part.
“… Sam’s continued employment as police chief was conditioned on the state of his personal relationship with members of the Mt. Pleasant government,” the suit states.
Sam is seeking back pay and other compensation.
Council voted 6-3 to fire Sam in February after four years on the job.
Saikat Chakrabarti, the embattled chief of staff for freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is leaving his position following series of controversies that contributed to public divisions within the House Democratic Caucus.
“Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with [nonprofit group] New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,” Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez director of communications, told The Intercept Friday.
A Florida Dunkin’ Donuts manager was busted for hiring a “fictitious” employee — and pocketing all of the checks that worker received, according to new reports.
Markia Nelson, 29, who works at the franchise’s location in Largo, a city in Pinellas County, hired the fake worker on May 15, WFLA reported.
From May 16 straight through Saturday, Nelson did all she could to keep up the image that the employee was showing up for work every day — clocking in and out for the “worker,” logging a total of 235 hours, according to an arrest report obtained by the outlet.
The “employee” earned $8.65 an hour — for a total of $1,610.84, the station reported.
In a news conference, chief executive Hiroto Saikawa said the job cuts would account for a “big portion” of the savings it was trying to make.
Of the 12,500 job losses, 6,400 have already been implemented at eight locations, he said.
Nissan plans to shed another 6,100 jobs between the 2020 and 2022 financial years at six locations.
He did not specify which models would be targeted for production cuts, but said they would be likely to affect “compact cars and its Datsun range”.
The cuts will fall on unprofitable models, Mr Saikawa added
The United Auto Workers union is set to start bargaining new contracts covering 150,000 workers at Detroit’s Big Three on Monday in what could be the most contentious negotiations the auto industry has seen in years.
The union will be looking to make significant gains over the most recent four-year contracts with the companies, ratified in 2015. Automakers are looking to cut labor costs relative to foreign competitors building cars and trucks inside the U.S. with lower-earning workers. Industry-watchers believe the starkly different expectations create the possibility of a major strike.
Political cartoonist Michael de Adder claimed that he lost the contract due to the Trump image — but the company disputes his assertion.
“This is a false narrative which has emerged carelessly and recklessly on social media,” Brunswick News Inc. said in a statement on Sunday.
- Amazon responded to Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that it pays warehouse workers “starvation wages” in a tweet that says it pays workers $15 an hour plus full benefits.
- Amazon tweeted at Ocasio-Cortez, saying: “Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage.”
SOUTH FAYETTE — The South Fayette Township Board of Commissionners opened four bids Wednesday from developers competing for the site along Route 50 where the Star City movie house once stood.
All four of the bids came in over the minimum purchase price of $3 million. The highest bid, from Cleveland-based apartment developer NRP Group, was for $4 million. The other bids were $3.5 million, $3.2 million and $3.1 million. The bids and proposals will be reviewed over the next month, and the board will consider them at its July 17 meeting.
PITTSBURGH – Extras Casting is looking for people to be in a new Netflix series being filmed in Pittsburgh this summer.
The series, called “I Am Not Okay With This,” is about a teenage girl navigating her way through high school life while dealing with her family, sexuality and mysterious new superpowers.
Casting directors are looking for extras who can portray high school and college age students for multiple days of filming. Extras will also be portraying football teams, fans, basketball players, prom attendees and more.
Filming will take place from early June through August.
For more information, visit www.movieextraspittsburgh.com.
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For those looking for a career, the road to the future may be on the road itself. No four-year-degree is required, and jobs are in high demand.
The Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association covers an 11-county area and currently has a shortage of almost 500 workers.
“The dealers in our region sold 150,000 new cars last year. Every one of those cars have multiple computers in them and an enormous amount of electronics. Those have to be serviced immediately and repaired,” Amati said.
The typical career path has students attending full- or part-time work training during their junior and senior years of high school, followed by a post-secondary education program for up to two years.
The average cost for the education is $10,000, but with the high demand for good mechanics, it is oftentimes free.