In the American state of Illinois and Rivers Casino Des Plaines has announced that it is looking to hire as many as 400 additional employees in advance of premiering a new 78,000 sq ft extension in the spring.
Opened in July of 2011, the venue co-owned by Rush Street Gaming and Churchill Downs Incorporated used an official Wednesday press release to detail that the first floor of this coming $87 million expansion is due to house a new poker room alongside an expanded casino floor featuring 439 more slots and 260 extra gaming tables. The Cook County property explained that this addition will see it become the first local enterprise to feature the Midwestern state’s refreshed maximum of 2,000 total gambling positions and have 26 such spots available for future allocation.
Rivers Casino Des Plains noted that the second floor of this development due to open on its north side between the existing casino building and a recently-enlarged parking garage is to also play host to a 10,000 sq ft events ballroom and a new restaurant. The Chicago-area property furthermore stated that it wants to have hired as many as 250 table games dealers as part of its upcoming employee intake with such positions being ‘among the most sought-after careers at the property’ due to their starting annual salaries of roughly $55,000.
The move to hire more workers comes only a few days after Rivers Casino Des Plains secured a Top Workplace designation in the Chicago Tribune newspaper’s latest annual job rankings and it additionally pronounced that all of the new employees will be able to take advantage of ‘immediate 401(k) vesting’ as well as access to ‘tuition reimbursement.’
Corey Wise serves as the General Manager for Rivers Casino Des Plains and he used the press release to note that ‘approximately one-third’ of the people employed by his venue as gaming table dealers have ‘worked at the property since it opened over a decade ago’. He proclaimed that the Illinois property moreover provides all of its non-tipped full and part-time staff with a $15 minimum hourly wage in addition to healthcare, life and disability insurance benefits.
Read a statement from Wise…
“Rivers Casino Des Plains is expanding and we’re excited that we have hundreds of opportunities to connect individuals to a rewarding career in the gaming industry at one of the top casinos in all of North America. Being named a Top Workplace is a tremendous honor that affirms our holistic approach to supporting team members.”
For anyone interested in one of the coming posts and Rivers Casino Des Plains divulged that it will be holding a jobs fair from later today inside the nearby Hyatt Rosemont hotel with applicants additionally able to view all of the available positions by checking out its domain at RiversCasino.com/DesPlains/Careers.