After breaking ground on its third gaming facility on November 4, 2019, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians now looks to fill 500-plus new positions within the next few months.

Expected to open fall 2020, the new Agua Caliente Casino, located at the corner of Date Palm Dr and Hwy 111 in Cathedral City, California, will begin its hiring process with a job fair to be hosted at the Mary Pickford Theater in the desert resort city on Monday, July 27, from 8am to 1pm, according to the company’s website.

Employment opportunities include full, part-time, and on-call positions in food and beverage, slots, table games, security and valet, among others.

Safety precautions:

The tribe said in an announcement that applicants who plan on attending the job fair should arrive wearing face coverings, and know that their temperatures will be taken. Six-foot social distancing measures via the CDC will be also be observed at the theater at 36850 Pickfair St, where there are many separate spaces to help ensure applicants are able to keep a safe distance during the event.

Applicants are encouraged to provide a current resume, samples of work, and any other related documents they feel might assist them in securing employment at any of the three Agua Caliente Casinos.

Commenting on the hiring process,  Senior Vice President and General Manager for Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City, Michael Facenda, stated in a press release…

“Being part of the Agua Caliente Casinos family is such an honor, and we cannot wait to see our family grow by adding to our team of the best employees in the Coachella Valley,” according to the Desert Sun newspaper.

Growing business:

As mentioned, the federally recognized tribe broke ground on what will be its third casino, behind its two existing gaming properties in southern California; the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs and the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, in November last year, which construction has for the past several months been ongoing, including during the coronavirus pandemic.

Casino Details:

The new casino consists of more than 30,000 sq. feet of casino gaming, including over 500 slot machines, and eight live table games. A 12,000 sq. foot outdoor pavilion adjoined to an indoor/outdoor bar will play host to live entertainment, food truck events, cultural gatherings, and more. There will also be a gift shop.

Dining options include 360 Sports, sister property of the same-named sports bar at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage, which will offer a full bar and a menu featuring favorites from 360 Sports Rancho Mirage, a casual upscale dining experience called Café One Eleven, and located right off the casino floor, Java Caliente will be open to guests 24 hours a day for gourmet coffees, juices, salads, and other light bites.

Revenue allocation:

The newspaper reports that in an environmental impact report created prior to the coronavirus, the tribe said that revenue from the project would be used to “develop a much needed tribal court system, create a robust tax commission, and to address the growing homelessness problem” on its California reservation.

Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will provide both valet and self-parking.

Initial site plans for the Cathedral City casino were released by the Tribe in January 2108, after originally announcing the gaming and entertainment development in April 2017.