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Philly’s Casino Receives Award for Top Employee Engagement  SH - IAJVS award photo

PHILADELPHIA—May 19, 2014—SugarHouse Casino has been recognized with a 2014 International Association of Jewish Vocational Services (IAJVS) Corporate Award. A strong partner to local IAJVS member JEVS Human Services, SugarHouse has provided opportunities for more than 1,100 individuals—including those seeking entry into the workforce—through a supportive, flexible atmosphere and high-quality training.

Established in 1993, the IAJVS Corporate Award is designed to honor an employer that has demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of individuals through skills training and employment opportunities, while showing compassion for helping people help themselves. The award recognizes strong partnerships between the community employer and the IAJVS affiliated agency, which make a difference through gainful employment.

“We believe in hiring people who are enthusiastic about delivering top-notch guest service,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino. “We appreciate this recognition and are proud to advance JEVS’ initiatives.”

On a local level, JEVS Human Services enhances the employability, independence and quality of life of individuals through a broad range of programs. As an employer partner with JEVS, SugarHouse Casino assists in all phases of the employability process—from hiring a team member, to their training and continued monitoring of their progress. The casino has been a partner of JEVS since SugarHouse opened in 2010.

SugarHouse has also recently received numerous other workplace recognitions. Earlier this month, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians honored Philly’s casino as an “Employer of Distinction.” And, in the fall of 2013, JEVS recognized SugarHouse with its Strictly Business 2013 Business Leadership Award.

In addition, the casino was voted by team members as a “Best Place to Work” in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Philadelphia Business Journal rankings—receiving gold, silver and bronze honors throughout the years—and has been named a “Top Workplace” by for three consecutive years.

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SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,602 slots, up to 58 table games, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views, and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,100 people, and for three consecutive years has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Philadelphia Business Journal and a “Top Workplace” from For more information, visit

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of IAJVS award ceremony (from left to right: Jay Spector, Stefanie Fine and Jeff Booth from IAJVS; RoMaine K. Jones, Maryann Warrington and Jay Tarbell of SugarHouse Casino; and Joe Cipolla from JEVS) Leigh Whitaker


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