Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will formally kick off its recruiting and hiring program with a career fair to be held on Monday.
The $250 million gaming, dining, entertainment and thoroughbred racing facility is currently under construction near the I-80/state Route 46 interchange in Austintown and is expected to open in early fall.
''We know there's been a lot of anticipation around our recruitment and hiring,'' said Mike Galle, general manager of Hollywood Gaming. ''We're expecting a large number of potential team members to attend this first job fair and those that will follow.''
The job fair will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Monday in the former Fashion Bug space, next to Party On in the Austintown Plaza, at 6000 Mahoning Ave. in Austintown.
A second job fair is scheduled for June 25 at Stambaugh Auditorium at 1000 Fifth Ave. in Youngstown.
The event is open to anyone interested in applying for the variety of positions and also provides potential team members the opportunity to meet briefly with hiring managers from the following departments--food and beverage, video lottery terminal technicians and attendants, finance, accounting, player services, racing operations, facilities, environmental services, and security and surveillance.
Area residents who are seeking an exciting career with Hollywood Gaming must apply online to attend the June 9 career fair. The online application is available at /Careers.
''While we're looking for people to fill specific jobs, above all were looking for people who love to interact with the public, who are excited about working in this new industry, and who will make our customers feel welcome, excited and happy to be with us,'' Galle said. ''Put simply, we're all about what we like to call ''red carpet service,'' and that begins with our team members.''
Galle said Hollywood Gaming will provide training for new team members in the specific jobs they are hired to fill.
When it opens this fall, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will offer 850 video lottery terminals, a range of dining and beverage options, a sports bar and entertainment venue.
Thoroughbred racing will begin Nov. 24 with live racing scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays (excluding Dec. 24) and Saturdays through Dec. 30.
Live racing dates for 2015 will be announced later this year. Races from around the country will be beamed into the facility for simulcast wagering 365 days a year. The racing facility includes a one-mile state-of-the-art racetrack and a grandstand with more than 1,000 enclosed seats.