Hundreds apply at Golden Nugget's Career Fair - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Hundreds apply at Golden Nugget's Career Fair

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Gearing up for their opening in December, the Golden Nugget Casino and Resort in Lake Charles is now hiring.

On Saturday, they held a Career Fair at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Dressed to impress and armed with resumes, they came by the hundreds, and they had one goal in mind.

"I'm looking for a job," said
Devonta Orphey.

They came to the right place. 

Richard Neal, Vice President and CFO says, "What we're trying to do is give local people an opportunity to express interest in jobs, give them some information. We have people from table game slots, marketing, food and beverage, hospitality, all kinds of career opportunities."

Some like Carline DeJean came looking for specific jobs, "
I'm here hoping and praying to get a job as a cook."

"I'd like to be a slot attendant," said Briar Mayo.

Others came with more broad expectations.


"Anything right now, anything to get me started," said Orphey.

Casino officials say they've already received more than 4,000 online applications, and hiring has already begun. 


"We're bringing on people right now. We have about 50 people on our payroll right now and we're looking to bring on managers and supervisors over the next 60 days. And then start bringing on line employees sometime in October," explained Neal.

Those who missed Saturday's Career Fair can still visit them at their employment center, located at 123 College Street.

"We have a bank of computers there so they can actually apply online at the center or they can apply online from their house. When they go to the center, they'll get an opportunity to have an interview with human resources," explained Neal. 

And casino officials say they're pleased with Saturday's turnout.


"I talked to a lot of people doing interviews and we're finding some really good candidates," added Neal.

Those in attendance say they're hopeful they make the cut.

"
I've had an interview and I feel confident," said DeJean.

The casino is also looking for vendors offering goods and services for the casino and resort.


For more information: http://www.goldennuggetlc.com/.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.


  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • A night of empowering women in Lake Charles

    A night of empowering women in Lake Charles

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:38:02 GMT

    It was a night of insight and inspiration empowering women in Lake Charles on Thursday night. This is the 7th year of "Live Well Women"  hosted by Kayla Courvell who is the anchor of The FOX 29 Morning Show. She introduced the guest speaker for the night, Allison Massari, who delivered a storytelling message of courage, compassion and perseverance. Massari knows of what she speaks.  She's survived two traumatic accidents, one leaving her burned ...

    More >>

    It was a night of insight and inspiration empowering women in Lake Charles on Thursday night. This is the 7th year of "Live Well Women"  hosted by Kayla Courvell who is the anchor of The FOX 29 Morning Show. She introduced the guest speaker for the night, Allison Massari, who delivered a storytelling message of courage, compassion and perseverance. Massari knows of what she speaks.  She's survived two traumatic accidents, one leaving her burned ...

    More >>
  • CPPJ votes down RV park in Sulphur

    CPPJ votes down RV park in Sulphur

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:07:16 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Could there be another RV park coming to Calcasieu Parish?  That was the big question at Thursday night's police jury meeting.  One by one, residents stood up voicing their opposition to another RV park.  "Would you guys want to look out your back door with your family and see an RV park," said resident Tina Knippers. The proposed RV park would be just off of Highway 108 West near Choupique Road in Sulphur.  Applicant Wendell Thibodeaux says he ...

    More >>

    Could there be another RV park coming to Calcasieu Parish?  That was the big question at Thursday night's police jury meeting.  One by one, residents stood up voicing their opposition to another RV park.  "Would you guys want to look out your back door with your family and see an RV park," said resident Tina Knippers. The proposed RV park would be just off of Highway 108 West near Choupique Road in Sulphur.  Applicant Wendell Thibodeaux says he ...

    More >>
  • UPDATE: The latest in the Stacy Johnson Jr. trial

    UPDATE: The latest in the Stacy Johnson Jr. trial

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:45:25 GMT
    Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Robert Colston Sr. died from a gunshot wound to the back, according to testimony today from the Calcasieu Parish coroner. Parish Coroner Dr. Terry Welke was on the witness stand late Thursday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial of Stacy Johnson Jr., who is accused of killing Colston.

    More >>

    Robert Colston Sr. died from a gunshot wound to the back, according to testimony today from the Calcasieu Parish coroner. Parish Coroner Dr. Terry Welke was on the witness stand late Thursday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial of Stacy Johnson Jr., who is accused of killing Colston.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly