ATLANTIC CITY — The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development will be hosting a job fair Thursday at Atlantic Cape Community College’s city campus.

The job fair will run from noon to 7 p.m. in Room 276.

The event comes less than a month before Trump Taj Mahal is set to close leaving approximately 2,400 people out of work. On Aug. 5, employees of the casino were given state-mandated layoff notices that the property would close Oct. 10. They include the more than 1,000 Local 54 members -- cooks, housekeepers, bellmen, bartenders, cocktail servers and other service workers -- who have been on strike since July 1.

“We’ve been working closely with representatives from the union and casino to ensure these workers have access to unemployment insurance and reemployment services,” said Amanda E. Pisano, spokeswomen for the department. “The department was actively engaged in assisting workers after the 2014 casino closings, and we look forward to assisting workers impacted by the Taj Mahal closure.”

Taj would be the city's fifth casino to close since 2014, costing more than 10,000 jobs in total.

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