In southern California, the Sycuan Casino announced this week that it has begun hiring for more than 700 new positions for its $226 million El Cajon hotel and resort expansion. The casino will look to fill a range of new positions including those in the food and beverage, casino and hotel divisions.

According to the official press release

Hiring efforts for the San Diego County facility will begin today, Thursday, September 20, 2018, with a job fair to be held from 1pm to 4pm at the East County Career Center located at 924 E Main St in El Cajon.

Job fairs:

A series of job fairs will be hosted by Sycuan Casino throughout the remainder of 2018 and into the coming year. Hiring managers will be present at many of the coming job fairs and will conduct on-site interviews and make on-the-spot job offers to qualified candidates for positions in specific departments. Individuals interested in attending one of the job fairs should bring with them copies of their resume.

Onsite interviewing will be conducted for the following positions:

  • Environmental Services
  • Valet and Shuttle Drivers
  • Guest Relations
  • Food and Beverage
  • Slot Attendant
  • Cage Cashier

Employee benefits including Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance with onsite doctor and dental offices, 401(k) with Match, paid time off, subsidized meals, tuition reimbursement, corporate discounts and more are offers by Sycuan. Employees additionally have access to free transportation to and from work via Sycuan shuttle buses, with pickup locations throughout the San Diego County including El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside and Spring Valley.

Opportunity for advancement:

General Manager for the casino, John Dinius, said that he began his career at the casino in 1993 as a bingo pull tabs clerk. “Many of our managers have been promoted from within and 40 percent of our team members have worked at Sycuan for over 10 years. There is tremendous opportunity for employees to grow, develop and have long and fulfilling careers at Sycuan,” said Dinius.

Upcoming Sycuan Job Fairs:

  • Thursday, September 20 from 1pm to 4:30pm at East County Career Center
  • Tuesday, October 9 from 10am to 1pm at South County Career Center
  • Wednesday, October 10 from 10am to 2pm at Grossmont College
  • Thursday, October 18 from 10am to 1pm at Southwestern College
  • Tuesday, December 11 from 10am to 1pm at South County Career Center
  • Tuesday, February 12 from 10am to 1pm at South County Career Center 

Additional information on Sycuan employment opportunities and upcoming job fairs can be obtained at or

Transformation begins:

After breaking ground in March 2017, the federally-recognized Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation held a topping-off ceremony for the $226 million expansion of its Sycuan Casino in May this year.

The effort to transform the 34-year-old venue into a Las Vegas-style casino resort includes the addition of a twelve-story luxury hotel complete with over 300 guest rooms including over 50 suites, seven restaurants, a 12,000 square foot ballroom, spa and fitness center, 60,000 square feet of additional gaming space to include 2,800 slot machines and over 80 table games, an adjacent 1.5-acre garden and two pools.

The new hotel and resort is reportedly due to open from March 2019.