Caesars veterans hiring initiative extended to Suffolk Downs casino project

A proposed Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs will participate in a Caesars Entertainment hiring initiative for military veterans, if the gambling resort project wins the Greater Boston casino license, Suffolk Downs and Caesars have announced.

Under the “Enlisting Heroes” program, which Caesars has established at other properties, the company works through local and national veterans’ organizations to encourage military veterans to apply for positions at a Caesars casino and holds job fairs for veterans, in some cases making job offers on the spot, said Stephen Cohen, a Caesars spokesman.

Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs chief operating officer, said Caesars has “industry-best practices in employment standards and this veterans program is one example of that.”

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Caesars and Suffolk Downs, the East Boston racetrack, are partners in a $1 billion hotel and casino proposal at the track. The partnership will host a career forum in late June at Suffolk Downs to explain the various job opportunities at the project. The Enlisting Heroes veterans program will be represented at the event.

Suffolk Downs is competing for the sole Greater Boston license with a Wynn Resorts proposal in Everett and a Foxwoods casino plan in Milford.