2017 Publication Archive

New Employee Survey at Plainridge Park Casino: Analysis of First Two Years of Data Collection

The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study, of which the Economic and Public Policy Research team at the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) is a part, strives to understand the impact of the introduction of casinos on the people and economy of the Commonwealth. Of interest in this endeavor is a better understanding of new employment opportunities offered by casino operators and characteristics of the workforce at point of hire. To this end, a survey was designed to gather a range of information on work‐related characteristics and aspirations of new employees.1 This report presents summary findings from the first two years of new employee survey data collection at Plainridge Park Casino. Over time, survey data from all three casinos will help workforce development boards and
policymakers understand the types of employees who want to work at the casinos, the extent to which employees are being trained, the number of employees drawn from the local labor supply, and net new job creation.

By: Andrew Hall, Mark Melnik

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