River Casino and Resort Schenectady have excitedly announced that it has been selected as the Top Workplace by Times Union.
The recognition for Top Workplace is entirely based on the detailed survey given to each employee of the firm. The recorded response of the employees based on the work environment has led to this prestigious label.
The River Casino and Resort Schenectady has won this award fourth time in a row and has recently celebrated its fourth anniversary in February.
General Manager at River Casino, Jeff Cutri, said, “The Top Workplace award is a testament to our Team Members’ unmatched commitment to making Rivers a special place to work, providing outstanding service to our guests, and giving back to the community even during these challenging times. Rivers Casino is a diverse and exciting place to work, and we are extremely proud to once again receive this distinctive recognition.”
River Casino has been recognized as the Top Workplace in the section of the Times Union Capital Region paper. To celebrate this auspicious label River Casino has announced to have a free barbeque for its Team Members on 11th June 2021.
Director of Human Resources at River Casinos, Linda Waters, said, “The Top Workplace award is really about the amazing Team Members who work hard each and every day to provide our guests the best experience possible. Rivers is a place that celebrates diversity, encourages personal and professional growth, and is focused on enriching all the lives of our team and their families so that it is always more than just a job.”
River Casinos currently employees more than 750 employees, and the number of recruitment is continuously growing to surpass the pre-Covid-19 level. The company offers some amazing benefits to its employees.
Some of these employee benefits include health insurance, tuition reimbursement, immediate investing in 401(k) retirement plans, and paid leaves.
Player’s Club Manager at Rivers Casino, Itzel Johnson-Clark, said, “Rivers has provided me with an excellent and rewarding opportunity to enhance my personal and professional development.”
” After an extensive career in the hotel industry in my native Panama, I’m fortunate to be part of a team that is so dedicated to community involvement. It’s my first job in the United States and it has strengthened my passion for working in a people-oriented environment while providing an atmosphere of fun and comradery.”
All the efforts River Casino makes that have led them to win the Top Workplace award is centered around the people who work around the casino and the firm tries its best to enhance their employee’s life as much as possible.
River Casinos encourages its team members as well to identify charitable firms and support them throughout the Capital Region. River Casinos allows the team member to choose the cause they are personally connected to elevates depending on the level of commitment.
For Example, even though the casino closed for 6 months due to the Covid-19 restriction, River Team Members continued to contribute to the community. They have distributed 2,000 meals to numerous community partners including St. Peters, Ellis, and NYOH hospital, SEAT Center, Mohawk Ambulance, Bethesda House of Schenectady, Shelter, and Joseph’s House in Troy, Homeless Action Committee, American Cancer Society Hope Club, and Community & Veterans Housing Coalition.
Last year, River Team Member also provided thousands of hours of volunteer services to charitable and community organizations, along with numerous fundraisers and other donations.
Some partners serving the community include Schenectady County Human Rights Commission, Hamilton Hill Arts Center, Schenectady Firefighters Cancer Foundation, Schenectady Community Action Program, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Center for Disability Services, American Red Cross, American Heart and Stroke Associations, Veterans Miracle Center, Pride Center of the Capital Region, and Animal Protective Foundation.