Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Greene County casino.

Officials broke ground in January and the new Greene County casino will hold job fairs at the end of this week. (file photo)

The new casino under construction in Greene County near Jefferson is holding two job fairs this week as it begins hiring staff to get ready to open. Wild Rose Jefferson general manager, Mick Couch, says he’s hired a human resources manager and they will be looking to hire 250 people.

“Casinos are like mini cities in the fact that they have a wide variety of jobs available. There’s housekeeping to security, to surveillance to food and beverage to accounting, to human resources and marketing, and the list just kind of goes on and on,” Couch says.

He says some of the jobs require previous experience and some include training. “The wages vary of course depending on the position. Positions like food and beverage and dealers, positions on the floor, will be at the state minimum — but those are also tipped positions — so those can vary widely,” Couch explains. The first job fair is Thursday April 9th at the casino’s temporary office at 300 Microsoy Drive in Jefferson from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Couch has this advice if you are seeking a job. “Bring a good personality, a smile and a resume,” he says. The potential casino jobs have already generated a lot of interest.

Couch says they’ve already had inquiries form California to Colorado and New Jersey, along with a lot of local inquiries about the jobs. You can find out more about the jobs on-line. He says you can go to www.wildroseresorts.com and apply on-line and also see a listing of the available jobs. You can also look at their Facebook page for updates.

The second job fair is Friday in the same location from 10 a.m. untl 5 p.m. Couch says they will start bringing employees in for training in a few weeks after the jobs fairs. The casino is still on target to be open in August of this year.