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CINCINNATI - Horseshoe Cincinnati along with Ohio's Legislative Black Caucus held a job fair at the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency.
Making sure minority workers have a shot at the roughly 1,700 casino jobs is a motivator for Alicia Reece (D) 33rd a member of Ohio's Black Caucus.
"In my district we've got one community, Avondale, with 40 percent unemployment. So, if we can connect folks to the opportunity I think we'll start to see the change that goes even beyond the walls of the casino," said Reece.
Wednesday's job fair drew as many as one hundred and fifty applicants. Horseshoe Cincinnati wants to fill its roughly 750 table game jobs.
"We have poker, craps, blackjack, baccarat and roulette which are all exciting games and it all just depends on the person," said Lisa Rexroat-Steele V.P. of Human Resources for Horseshoe Cincinnati.
Those interested in applying immediately could do so at the CAA's computer lab.
"I'm excited that I was able to do it today all-in-one," said Michele Garrett, "I'm glad that they did set up a program like they did because it does give you an opportunity to come and apply at the same time."
The table-game jobs at a casino require the employee have a state license and Steele outlined some of the application requirements.
"We can't accept anyone with a felony or if anyone has a conviction related to fraud, theft or gambling offenses they would not be eligible for these positions. We do need to make sure people are 21 and have a high school diploma or GED," said Steele.
Starting in November Horseshoe Cincinnati will have a finished basement ready to start a three month training program for its new dealers.
Horseshoe Cincinnati is slated to open in the spring of 2013.
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