The Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel, operated by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe near Worley, says it will need to fill more than 150 new positions to staff new venues because of its $75 million expansion.
To help bring those people on board, it will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the resort's events center.
A new restaurant will need almost 100 positions. A new spa will need an additional 26 employees, and the new hotel facilities will staff up to another 25 people.
Representatives from the different resort departments will be on hand to answer applicants' questions, and human resources staff will be directing visitors and potential applicants through the fair.
There will be 15 application stations in the events center.
The large expansion, with a grand opening this spring, brings a significant need for new positions, including those at the entry level, and at the supervisory and mid-management levels. Almost all jobs offered will involve "front-line" service, meaning employees will have direct contact with resort guests. Some positions will require past experience.
"We continue to offer great opportunity for tribal members and all people in the region," said chief executive officer Dave LaSarte-Meeks. "We're adding to a great staff already here. We do take some pride in the fact that this is a great place to work in terms of wages and salaries and the benefits we offer. We expect a considerable turnout at the job fair."
The expansion will create 98 hotel rooms and suites in two new wings. A 15,000-square-foot spa will be added, as will a steakhouse.
A centerpiece pub will have seating indoors and outdoors, and open to a vast front yard, including two natural amphitheaters.
The additional jobs will push total employment at the resort to about 1,150 people, and close to 2,000 for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe overall.