April 8, 2014

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Empire Resorts, SUNY Sullivan form partnership

MONTICELLO – Empire Resorts and Sullivan Community College have formed a collaboration to develop a comprehensive training program to prepare graduates for work at the planned casino and resort.

Empire Resorts, owners of Monticello Casino and Raceway in Monticello, is one of the companies that are going to submit plans to develop a full-scale gaming casino and resort. Theirs would be at the former Concord Hotel site in nearby Kiamesha Lake.

One of the components of the applications to be submitted by the proposed casino developers and operators is to demonstrate workforce training programs.

“Thanks in many ways to our ongoing collaboration with the local community, if we are awarded a gaming license, we are on the fast track to developing a comprehensive casino resort destination in Sullivan County,” said Empire’s Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Corporate Communications Charles Degliomini. “Upon the granting of a casino license, we look forward to the opportunity to deliver the jobs made possible by the casino legislation and a partnership with SUNY-Ulster would be an important step in achieving that goal. By working together to develop and implement a custom training program, we can help to ensure a qualified local workforce and desperately needed career opportunities within the county.”


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