By the time Thursday ends, Pinnacle Entertainment says they will have taken in over 1500 applications for the 1000 to 1200 jobs that were posted for the new River City Casino. In fact when the whole process is over, they expect to be able to choose from a pool of close to 5,000 applicants.
While Wall Street boasts of a recovery, you only have to spend some time at the casino's employment office and see the people here looking for a job to know that any recovery will take some more time. Even tonight, as I sit out along Braodway outside the casino empoloyment center, cars are still pulling up and parking.
These jobs will not be filled for several weeks or even a few months. The casino's spring opening is expected to be announced soon.
This office at 8643 Broadway is open till 8 tonight and will be open daily from 9 to 6. You can also apply online at www.jobsatrivercity.com