Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs’ job fairs to fill more than 500 positions

09/24/2008
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September 24, 2008

Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs’ job fairs to fill more than 500 positions

Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs is hosting a two-day job fair October 3 - 4 to fill more than 500 positions for the new casino expansion set to open in the coming months. Open positions include a wide variety of operational positions, including gaming, food and beverage, customer service, security and accounting. Applications for additional open positions within the company will also be acceptedCherokee Casino West Siloam Springs is hosting a two-day job fair October 3 - 4 to fill more than 500 positions for the new casino expansion set to open in the coming months. Open positions include a wide variety of operational positions, including gaming, food and beverage, customer service, security and accounting. Applications for additional open positions within the company will also be accepted

WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. – Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs is hosting a two-day job fair October 3 - 4 to fill more than 500 positions for the new casino expansion set to open in the coming months.

“Cherokee Casinos allow Cherokee citizens and our neighbors in northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas to have good-paying, stable jobs with great benefits minutes from home. We are hoping to fill as many of the new positions as possible during these job fairs,” said David Stewart, CEO of Cherokee Nation Enterprises, which operates Cherokee Casinos.
 
The job fair is open Friday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the administrative offices located behind Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs.  Applicants will be able to go through CNE’s hiring process from start to finish, with some jobs being filled on-the-spot during the job fair. Hiring managers will be on hand to provide information about available jobs and answer questions.
 
Open positions include a wide variety of operational positions, including gaming, food and beverage, customer service, security and accounting. Applications for additional open positions within the company will also be accepted.
 
Interested applicants need to bring two forms of identification and, if Native American, their CDIB or tribal citizenship card. Attendees are also encouraged to bring employment and education history and personal and work-related reference information. Applicants should be prepared to undergo a drug test and background check if offered a position immediately. The process should take two to three hours.
 
To save time, applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.CherokeeCasino.com prior to attending the job fair. If access to a computer is unavailable, applicants can apply online at the human resources office at Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs during regular business hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
 
Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs currently employs more than 450 people.
 
CNE offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package to all full-time employees, including medical, vision, dental and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with matching and immediate vesting, flexible spending accounts and tuition reimbursement. The company’s minimum wage is $8.25 per hour, higher than the federal minimum wage of $5.85 per hour, and effective Oct. 3, 2008, increases to $9 per hour.
 
CNE is the retail, gaming, entertainment, hospitality and cultural tourism entity of the Cherokee Nation. CNE operates casinos in Tulsa, Claremore, Roland, West Siloam Springs, Fort Gibson, Sallisaw and Tahlequah, as well as the Cherokee Travel Plaza, two Cherokee Outpost convenience stores, six retail tobacco shops, four gift shops, two golf courses and three hotels. For the past two years, CNE has been voted the number one company to work for in Oklahoma by Oklahoma magazine, a statewide publication. The company employs more than 3,200 people throughout northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas.
 
Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs is located off of U.S. Highway 412 and State Highway 59 in West Siloam Springs.  For more information, please visit www.CherokeeCasino.com or call (800) 754-4111.