Rivers Casino quick to hire from community

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In 2011 when the Rivers Casino had a job fair to hire 100 table-game dealers, more than three hundred applicants turned out.

The tables are apparently still hot because a Dec. 2 job fair seeking to fill 20 positions in the casino’s food and beverage department elicited more than 100 applicants by 2 p.m. And anecdotal evidence indicates the Casino’s efforts to pull in a diverse crowd paid off.

“We’re extremely happy with the response, and we have a diverse pool of candidates,” said Rivers Vice President of Human Resources Andre Barnabie. “Some of them will be getting calls in the morning. And if they’ve completed the online process, that’s as close to hiring on the spot as you get.”

All of the positions were for spots in the Casino’s five restaurants and included cooks, servers, cocktail severs, bussers and stewards. Barnabie credited the casino’s community partners with helping to get the word out and for sending over applicants.

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