Many people on-the-hunt say the job market doesn’t lookpromising.
One area employer is changing that perception however, lookingto fill more than 100 positions.
The Turning Stone Resort Casino is looking to hire full andpart-time jobs for a soon-to-be built restaurant and a multi-million dollarentertainment facility.
Lines were out the door at Turning Stone’s Restaurant and EntertainmentCareer Fair. The Oneida Nation is looking to fill 150 jobs as they will beexpanding business operations in the coming months.
“I don’t know that we have done this volume of hiringsince our last major expansion which was the hotel spa and convention centerfour or five years ago,” said V.P. of Human Resources, Dana Sovocool.
An American bar and grill called the Upstate Tavern isscheduled to open in April.
And Exit 33, an entertainment facility is set to open itsdoors in July, which is Turning Stone’s 20th anniversary.
22-year-old Monica Jaquays is one of the hundreds ofapplicants that walked through Turning Stone’s doors today.
The Waterville resident is a recent college grad- applyingto be an events and promotions manager at Turning Stone. She says she is readyto start her career.
“With my personality I’m hoping to shine someone with alittle bit more experience. I hope it gives me bit of an edge,” said Jaquays.
There are a variety of positions opened including serving,security, and culinary positions.
Marty Ball of Canastota has been looking for work ever sincehe moved back from Ohio in December.
He says applying for positions are a bit more challengingnowadays especially with the internet.
“People don’t want to meet you in person. They want toapply online, so it’s really hard to differentiate yourself because it’s wordson a piece of paper in cyberspace,” said
People that applied online or today all were interviewed. Some were even offered positions on the spot.