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Two casinos hold job fairs for eager employees

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Posted: Jan 16, 2012 3:13 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Jan 16, 2012 7:05 PM
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE- Two casinos in Baton Rouge are looking for eager employees at job fairs this week.

The Belle of Baton Rouge will hold a job fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The casino is looking to fill management positions and front-line positions.

"We are going to be doing spot interviews as well as job offers," said Kenderlynn Christophe, director of human resources for the Belle of Baton Rouge.

Christophe said the casino needs to fill about 50 open positions.

On Wednesday, L'auberge Casino and Hotel will also hold a job fair at the Employment Center at 8000 GSRI Avenue from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

"At this time, we're looking to fill 90 management roles," said Kizzy Smith, director of human resources for L'auberge Casino and Hotel. "Later this year, we will be looking to fill about 900 front-line positions."

The L'auberge Casino and Hotel is taking shape at the foot of Bluebonnet near River Road. The Casino is scheduled to open this summer and will feature a 74,000 square foot casino with restaurants, bars and a 206-room hotel. Company leaders hope to hire people from this area for the positions.

"I think it's going to do great things for the community and we look forward to meeting people Wednesday," Smith said.

News 2 also checked with the Hollywood Casino. Workers there tell us they have openings, but they are not holding a job fair this week.

No matter where you apply, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber called this a great day for the city and state.

"These job fairs reinforce our forecast of an anticipated 3,000 - 6,000 new non-farm jobs in 2012. They are proof that our economy remains strong, and business leaders are confident in its positive future," Mike Odom said.

"We have a lot of families whoa re really in need of employment right now," Christophe said. "We have a lot of displaced workers and people who have relocated and we just need people to know the Belle is here."

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