San Manuel Casino to host online job fair to fill 500 positions

Rene Ray De La Cruz
| Victorville Daily Press

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will host an inaugural “Virtual Career Fair Expo” later this month that is designed to fill 500 jobs for the upcoming expansion of the San Manuel Casino in Highland.

The online job expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m Feb. 18 and will include on-the-spot interviews. The event also kicks off San Manuel’s 10-month recruitment initiative to fill 2,000 permanent, full-time positions by the end of the year.

During the expo, job seekers will also have the opportunity to browse a collection of videos to learn about the work environment at San Manuel.

Some of the job opportunities offered include positions in cage operations, facilities, human resources, information technology, slots, public safety and table games.

San Manuel offers dealers a “table-for-table” tip structure that allows them to keep the tips they earn on that table.

The $550 million expansion by Penta Construction will add to the venue’s current offerings of slots, Vegas-style blackjack, high-limit gaming, entertainment and dining, the Daily Press reported.

Phase one of the casino resort’s expansion will feature an expanded gaming space, a 24-hour restaurant and a high-end dining venue, as well as new retail shops.

Phase two will unveil San Manuel’s first on-site hospitality experience, featuring 429 luxury rooms and suites and an array of enhanced amenities, including premium dining venues, an elevated pool, rejuvenating spa and new retail spaces.

The first phase is scheduled to open this summer with phase two slated for completion in the winter. The final phase also focuses on San Manuel’s entertainment and event venue, which is expected in 2022.

In November 2019, the resort completed the construction of a new parking garage that now accommodates 2,400 vehicles.

Last month, Forbes named the expansion as one of its “35 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2021,” saying San Manuel is “betting big” and will go head-to-head with destinations like Las Vegas. 

“The expansion of San Manuel will offer an economic boost to the local job market at a time when it is really needed,” spokesperson Brigitte Saria said in a statement.

Saria said San Manuel’s efforts to boost the local economy are guided by their commitment to ensuring its employment process and work environment follow leading health and safety standards.

San Manuel officials said during the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of tribal citizens, team members and guests have been a top priority for the organization.

The San Manuel Casino has implemented COVID-19 protocols, recently becoming Sharecare Health Security-verified with Forbes Travel Guide.

The verification comes with a “seal of approval” based on the property’s compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and potential future public health events.

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Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz may be reached at 760-951-6227 or Follow him on Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz.

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