Over 3,000 apply for jobs at new W.V. casino — Sun City Daily News-Sun

PHOENIX – State officials may still be fighting a casino in the West Valley, but prospective workers are flocking to the project in droves.

The lure of a position advertised as paying “some of the highest wages in the industry” with benefits such as five weeks’ paid vacation in the first year brought over 3,000 applicants to a 2-day job fair for the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley.

Sunday’s and Monday’s turnout at the Phoenix Airport Marriott Hotel energized casino representatives as the Tohono O’odham Nation prepares to open its initial phase of the West Valley’s first gaming venue this December.

“We are just overwhelmed,” smiled Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment Human Resources Director Mary Mantia.

The company planned to hire up to 500 people for the first portion of what eventually will be 220,000 square feet of gaming space, a 400-room hotel, full-service spa and 100,000 square feet of convention space – a total project that will employ 3,000.

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