Three job fairs for casino scheduledWritten by Caitlin McGlade | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The hiring process for Hollywood Casino Toledo will kick into full gear next week.
The casino has hired less than 100 employees thus far but has hundreds more enrolled in dealing school who are on the track for employment. The hiring team aims to fill most of the 1,200 casino positions over the next few weeks at job fairs.
The focus is to hire food and beverage workers, maintenance and janitorial staff, security employees, slot service attendants and cage cashiers.
Seeing as this will be one of Ohio’s first casinos, the hiring team understands that most applicants will need weeks worth of training, said John McNamara, advertising and promotions manager.
“We knew when we came to the market coming into the market here we were not going to have a lot of experienced employees from the get go,” he said. “We’ve been hiring people based on their personality. We can train you on the technical aspects of the jobs but what we cannot train you on is how to treat our guests.”
There will be three job fairs this month. Raceway Park, at 5700 Telegraph Rd. will host a fair Jan. 17 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. The next fair will take place at Bowling Green State University’s Stroh Center, (located just off of I-75), on Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Owens Community College Student Health and Activities Center, at 30335 Oregon Rd. in Perrysburg will host the last one on Jan. 23 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Eligible candidates must be 19-years-old, have a high school diploma and no criminal record. They must apply online at www.hollywoodcasinotoledo.com before attending one of the fairs.
While the crew will be looking for experienced chefs, the key to most successful applicants is a commitment to customer service.
“When I say personality, I mean someone who truly enjoys meeting and spending time with hundreds of people a night,” said Chrystal Herndon, vice president of human resources. “In the hospitality business, we live to take care of people.”
Construction for the casino began in August of 2010 and might end by the end of March or early April. The site will have 2,000 slot machines, 60 table games and a 20-table poker room.