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1,000 turn out for 50 casino jobs in Atlantic City

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By WAYNE PARRY

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - More than 1,000 people showed up at an Atlantic City casino, hoping to get one of 50 jobs it was offering.

The Golden Nugget held what it termed an "emergency jobs fair" on Wednesday, designed to bring on immediate help for this weekend and beyond.

General Manager Tom Pohlman says the casino's business has picked up significantly of late, due in part to customers from the former Atlantic Club coming to the Golden Nugget.

The Atlantic Club shut down last month, putting 1,600 people out of work.

Among them was Patricia Van Woerat, who was in line hoping for a coffee shop job.

Pohlman says the casino had planned to hire 50 people, but will probably double that total for jobs that start as soon as Friday.

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