On Thursday, Turning Stone Resort Casino announced a major recruitment effort, which they have dubbed “Get in the Game.”
Within the next three months, the Oneida Indian Nation, operators of the resort casino in Oneida County, New York, plans to hire 300 workers for mainly full-time employment, said Kelly Abdo, spokesperson for the Oneida Nation.
Individuals will be recruited for positions including, food service workers, bartenders, restaurant staff, retail workers, managers, casino dealers and staff for the 49th PGA Professional National Championship Turning Stone is hosting in June, said Abdo. Additional staffing will be needed for the upcoming concerts at the casino, which according to Abdo, has been booking larger acts, as reported by syracuse.com. Abdo also said that the demand for catering has increased, and Turning Stone needs help in that department along with seasonal workers. The casino is also preparing for its expansion, which includes a 300,000-square-foot luxury retail center. Nation officials said that the casino currently employs about 4,500 workers primarily in full-time positions; this recruitment will add another 300 to that. The recruitment campaign launched yesterday afternoon and premiered the “Get in the Game” marketing campaign.
Expansion plans for Turning Stone are also moving forward. Officials say that plans include a $100 million luxury retail shopping center/entertainment complex that will be connected to the entertainment venue. Site and environmental reviews are currently being conducted and upon completion construction can begin.
In related news, in one of two lawsuits against the New York Gaming Commission, Justice Vincent Reilly ruled last week that the Oneida Nation has the right to view statistical and factual data regarding a rival commercial casino, the $425 million Tyre, Seneca County project currently under construction. The information had been previously denied to the tribe following a Freedom of Information (FOI) law request.
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