|According to the International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency, Worldwide job losses from the recession that started in the United States in December 2007 could hit a staggering 50 million by the end of 2009.
While the ranks of the jobless are swelling rapidly across the globe, the gambling industries are opening job positions. About 9000 new employees were hired by Price Per Head sports book companies between April 2008 and April 2009, according to one recent analysis. It is believed that even though during economic decline most individuals and companies are affected in some way, the gambling industry remains unaffected. The theory being that many customers keep gambling, or even increase their spending, in a desperate bid to win money when they need it most. This compensates for any decline in gambling amongst those who choose to tighten their belts.
It took Congress more than a decade to pass a ban on the Internet gambling. As a result, most popular online poker sites are all based overseas, where online gambling is legal. Price per head industry doesnt seem to have any difficulties finding customers through local booking agents and opening new jobs as a result. The industry operates as a regular call center providing phone and on-line customer service in betting on sports and casino games. There are no special skills required for a job position other than English language and a short on-site training, which seems like an easy opportunity for an average job hunter. A report released by LARASA (Latin American Research and Service agency) in collaboration with evodp.com shows that more people were hired by Price Per Head offshore gambling companies than by any other call center or technical support provider in the past year. And no slowdown is expected with the start of the next football season.
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Jobs are always a good thing to hear about opening, unless it comes with a downside somewhere else. Hopefully the more jobs will equate to more jobs opening later, at least to a point. Too many open jobs is a bad thing too (in my opinion), but overall I would think as long as it has its in-built checks and balances the new jobs would prove beneficial. Gambling is an addiction to some and that would help to secure its foothold economically, I would think. However, lots of things are addictive like potato chips and ice cream and no one really seems to care about addictions to those. Hope those jobs help where they are needed.
pauline123 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:29 pm
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Ankhanu on Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:40 am