Employment center opens for Quechan resort
As construction continues on the Quechan Casino Resort, efforts are under way to staff it in readiness for an anticipated spring 2009 opening.
Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 9, an employment center at the new construction site will be taking applications for those looking to explore employment options and career development opportunities, announced Marty Gross, the resort's chief executive officer.
The 297,000-square-foot Quechan Casino Resort, located five miles west of Yuma off Interstate 8 at Exit 166, will feature a casino and gaming floor, a 166-room hotel, restaurants and an event center with entertainment and convention services.
"With the opening of Quechan Casino Resort in early 2009, we quickly will become one of the major employers in the greater Yuma area," Gross said in a news release.
"Our goal is to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience that our local communities and surrounding areas have to offer. We're looking for career-minded, enthusiastic individuals seeking long-term opportunities with the potential for advancement."
Personnel will be accepting applications and prescreening for more than 1,000 positions available in all departments of the resort. Those include hotel services, food and beverage, security, slots and table games as well as in the professional and administrative departments such as marketing and sales.
The employment center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information on the services available through the facility, visit quechancasinoresort.com.
Five executives were recently hired to head the management team.
In addition to Gross, they are David Julian, executive director of marketing; William McFerson, executive director of hotel operations; William M. King, executive director of slot operations; and Dale A. Jager, executive director of food and beverage.
"We are pleased to have such a dynamic and experienced team taking the lead for the Quechan Casino Resort," said Mike Jackson Sr., president of the Quechan Indian Tribe. "Each new hire represents a pivotal component in the success of the new property. Their extensive background in gaming and business development is a key advantage to carrying out this project to fruition."