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Gaming in Massachusetts: Can Casinos bring 'Good Jobs' to the Commonwealth?
Labor Resource Center Publications
  • Marlene Kim, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Susan Moir, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Anneta Argyres, University of Massachusetts Boston
Document Type
Research Report
Publication Date
This study examines the quality of jobs in the United States gaming industry and analyzes enabling legislation in five states that have legalized gaming. The authors find that the gaming industry -- particularly the unionized sector of the casino hotel industry -- provides good jobs with good wages and benefits for workers with less than a high school degree. The authors conlcude that workforce development efforts in Masschusetts must include strategies to address improving the quality of entry-level jobs.

The Future of Work Paper Series, Paper #4

The Future of Work in Massachusetts is a joint research project of the Labor Centers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell, funded by the University of Massachusetts’ President’s Office.

Community Engaged/Serving
No, this is not community-engaged.
Citation Information
Marlene Kim, Susan Moir and Anneta Argyres. "Gaming in Massachusetts: Can Casinos bring 'Good Jobs' to the Commonwealth?" (2009)
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