Earlier this year, the City of Rochester launched the vanpool pilot program to increase employment accessibility for Rochester and suburb-area residents who don’t have a car or have limited transportation. The city hopes to encourage residents to apply for the many positions at the resort and casino without having to worry about transportation. A job fair will be held Jan. 3.

Del Lago Resort & Casino has announced a partnership with the City of Rochester and vRide Inc. to bring additional job opportunities to residents of Rochester and surrounding towns.

The vanpool program will help connect Rochester-area job seekers to employment opportunities available at del Lago Resort & Casino. The casino opens on Feb. 1, 2017.

Del Lago Resort & Casino is hosting a job fair from 3 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 3 at Rochester’s City Hall Council Chambers, 30 Church St. Room 302A. Available positions include cocktail servers, cooks, cashiers, dishwashers and facilities cleaning. Non-tipped positions start at $12/hour and increase based on experience.

This fall, the City of Rochester launched the vanpool pilot program to increase employment accessibility for Rochester-area residents who don’t have a car or have limited transportation. With the del Lago Resort & Casino partnership, the city hopes to encourage residents to apply for the many positions at the resort and casino without having to worry about transportation.

“The foundation of a top-notch hotel and casino experience is always built with talented people, and the great City of Rochester has a large pool of ideal candidates,” said Jeff Babinski, executive vice president and general manager at del Lago Resort & Casino.

The vanpool will consist of commuters who voluntarily participate in the rideshare arrangement. The van will make one trip to del Lago Resort & Casino and one trip back to Rochester during the day. Vans will be driven by a volunteer who will also be commuting to work. vRide will provide the van, insurance, maintenance, a ride-matching platform and a designated fuel card for each group.

vRide will provide an all-inclusive cost per van based on the vehicle type and estimated monthly mileage driven. The city will subsidize the cost of this service to del Lago Resort & Casino users, with the monthly cost less than $75 each month per rider.