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The WVXU News Department presents a special series on the opening of the new Horseshoe Casino, exploring issues like security, parking, development around the area, gambling addiction, and much more.

Downtown Cincinnati casino ready to hire more help


Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati announced Friday it’s now ready to hire an additional 400 workers.

This is the second phase of its recruiting initiatives as the casino prepares for a 1,700 member workforce for an opening in the spring 2013.

Casino officials said candidates are currently being sought for several roles in accounting, finance, facilities, slots, and security.  The facility is also seeking about a dozen culinary positions including accomplished chefs, sous chefs and restaurant managers.

“Some newly posted positions require previous experience, but for many roles, a strong desire to deliver superior customer service with a positive and upbeat attitude is the main quality we will be looking for,” said Lisa Rexroat-Steele, the casino’s vice president of Human Resources.  “Interested job candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as postings will be removed once the requisite number of applicants has been identified to move forward.”

More than 45 unique jobs descriptions are posted online and each has an application attached.

Candidates must be:  at least 21 years old at the time of application; a high school graduate, or possess a GED equivalent; able to provide prior work history; resumes are not required but may be helpful in the screening process; flexible to work nights, weekends and holidays;  and willing to submit to and successfully complete all pre-employment requirements including a criminal background check, drug test and regulatory licensing requirements.

Horseshow Cincinnati has committed to hire at least 90 percent of its workforce from the Cincinnati metropolitan area.

The casino has also partnered with community organizations and agencies to expand casino job awareness and offer computer access to potential applicants.  

Complimentary computer and Internet access is available at the following community locations:  Super Jobs Center at 1916 Central Parkway and the Community Action Agency at 1740 Langdon Farm Road.

Jay Hanselman brings more than 10 years experience as a news anchor and reporter to 91.7 WVXU. He came to WVXU from WNKU, where he hosted the local broadcast of All Things Considered. Hanselman has been recognized for his reporting by the Kentucky AP Broadcasters Association, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Ohio AP Broadcasters.