Thu August 16, 2012
Cincinnati casino ready to start hiring
Cincinnati's new downtown casino is expected to open next spring, and it will begin recruiting for its first positions next week.
Horseshoe Casino Human Resources Vice President Lisa Rexroat-Steele said online applications will be accepted for 750 table game dealers and supervisor positions.
“These positions will pay somewhere between 17 and 22 dollars an hour which will be inclusive of the shared tips that will be part of that rate,” Rexroat-Steele said. “And the supervisors will begin somewhere around $40,000 a year.”
Those selected for the positions will be enrolled in the casino's training academy later this fall.
Rexroat-Steele said officials will likely screen thousands of candidates. The Cleveland location received more than 12,000 dealer applications when it began recruiting a year ago, and ultimately received more than 70,000 applications for the 1,600 positions that started when the casino opened in May.
Requirements for candidates: are 21 years of age; have earned a high school diploma or GED; are able to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays; are willing to attend several weeks of free training on their own time prior to the casino opening; will submit to Horseshoe’s drug test and background check; and, fulfill requirements to be licensed by the Ohio Casino Control Commission.
The casino will recruit additional non-gaming positions in the fall and expects to hire 1,700 workers.