It's unclear how many current Coliseum employees will return to work at the arena when it reopens in December 2016.By contrast, consider the promise by Bruce Ratner at the Nassau County Legislature hearing 9/23/13 (transcript):
Forest City Ratner Cos. spokesman Barry Baum said the company will evaluate staffing needs once it takes over the building and "at the appropriate time" will reach out to union leaders to discuss the hiring process.
I have said that we wanted to hire locally , but the number one is to hire the existing people that are there. We do not want people to be out of jobs. I know we all agree with that but I just wanted to clarify that .