Midwest Gaming, the developer for the new Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, held a job fair-style “meet and greet” event Friday at the Rosemont Convention Center.
Thousands of hopefuls attended to learn more about the variety of employment opportunities that will be available once the casino opens in July.
Midwest Gaming estimated 10,000 people will have attended the all-day job fair by the time it closes.
The job fair was originally announced in March, with the location and date being announced earlier this month.
In Midwest Gaming’s official announcement of the job fair, they encouraged job seekers to dress for success but emphasized that they were not accepting resumes and that those interested should apply online on its website.
However, Midwest Gaming was taking general information from those interested in working at Rivers Casino.
At the job fair, prospective employees were given the opportunity to speak with representatives of the different departments that will make up the casino.
Midwest Gaming is looking for many different positions to be filled, everything from waitresses, to blackjack dealers, to security guards and bartenders.
Prospective employees and interested vendors can learn about opportunities at the Rivers Casino website.