Caesars Announces Virtual Employment Webinar for Danville Casino Jobs

Posted on October 3, 2020 - Last Updated on October 6, 2020

Employment seekers hoping to score one of several expected Danville casino jobs are invited to a virtual employment webinar next week.

Caesars Entertainment officials announced the online job fair would take place on Oct. 6.

The event takes place in conjunction with Averett University and Danville Community College.

The 60-minute session begins at 5:30 p.m.

Of course, those potential Danville casino jobs depend on the outcome of Election Day on Nov. 3. Danville residents will have the opportunity to cast their ballot as part of a voter referendum that would bring a new $400 million “Caesars Virginia in Danville” casino-resort to the southern-Virginia city.

Information on Danville casino jobs

The Oct. 3 virtual employment webinar and information session is open to the public.

However, Caesars officials encourage would-be attendees to register in advance. You can do so through the Zoom video-conference service.

Here are some of the details, courtesy of Caesars:

Hosted by Averett University and Danville Community College, the webinar will feature an informational presentation highlighting the careers and culture at Caesars Entertainment. Participating presenters will discuss their personal experiences with the company and be available to answer questions submitted through the webinar’s chatroom. This online session is a chance for the public to get familiarized with Caesars Entertainment by learning more about the company, team members and potential employment opportunities.

According to Caesars, the Danville casino hiring plan would include 900 construction jobs during the building of the resort.

The company then expects to hire 1,300 full-time jobs for an expected 2023 casino opening. Those jobs would be in areas such as gaming, marketing, finance, facilities, food and beverage, and security and surveillance, among others. Additionally, the jobs would include full benefits and salaries between $35,000 and $47,000.

A boom to the Danville economy?

Casino backers have made the promise of new Danville casino jobs a centerpiece of its promotional push ahead of the election.

When the Virginia General Assembly legalized casino gambling earlier this year, lawmakers earmarked five VA cities for potential casinos. The list included Danville, as well as Bristol, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Richmond.

The assembly chose the cities based on their struggles with tax revenue, unemployment, poverty and declining population. The Dan River Mills industrial complex in Schoolfield would be the site of the Danville casino.

If voters greenlight the Caesars Virginia in Danville project, officials expect it to generate $35 million in upfront payments.

Officials expect the casino to generate annual tax revenue of $20 million by its third year.

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