New tower brings 450 jobs to Caesars Palace
Courtesy Caesars Entertainment
17 November 2011
With Las Vegas hotel and casino jobs hard to come by during the recession, employment seekers have some hope with Caesars Palace planning to hire 450 people in advance of the Jan. 2 opening of Octavius Tower.
The Las Vegas Strip resort said Wednesday that thanks to the addition of Octavius, it’s seeking candidates for front- and back-of-house positions in hotel operations, guest services and VIP services.
No job fair is planned as the jobs for the 668-room tower will be filled through the normal hiring process, Caesars Palace spokeswoman Leslie Thuet said Thursday.
Applications are being accepted online at caesars.com/employment.
Thuet said the tower will lift Caesars Palace’s room count to 3,960.
Not all of the 450 people to be hired will be working at Octavius Tower. Some existing Caesars employees will be assigned to the new tower, creating openings in existing operations at the resort.
For the Las Vegas-area economy, Wednesday’s hiring announcement follows the hiring of some 800 people for the renovated Plaza downtown, a gain that was somewhat offset by the loss of up to 90 jobs at its sister property the Western, which is closing in January.
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