A job fair will be held today by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to try and fill 200 positions at the Chumash Casino Resort. A gaming expansion with a price tag of $160 million is taking place at the venue with construction to be completed around the middle of May 2016. The tribe must hire individuals to fill positions for servers, culinary staff, guest service, housekeeping, bartenders, custodial and transportation services.

This will be the last job fair the tribe hosts before the expansion will be revealed. Chairman Vincent Armenta stated that this portion of the project means a lot to the tribe as it will provide additional job opportunities for the community. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians takes pride in being one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County and being able to bring significant benefits to the community through their growth.

The casino expansion includes a 12 story hotel tower with 215 guest rooms, a pool deck of 20,000 square feet, new venues for beverages and food as well as a new parking garage. The project also will see gaming space expanded by 75,000 square feet.