When the Blue Chip Casino Hotel debuts its new 22 story, $130 million hotel on January 22nd, 2009, it hopes to have 230 new employees to showcase with it.
That’s why many people showed up armed with a resume to a job fair Wednesday.
"We’re at a time when the economy is experiencing so many issues. And we see day after day announcements of job cuts in other areas of our region," says Blue Chip General Manager Ted Bogich, commenting on how rare a large hiring is these days.
"When I heard Blue Chip was hiring I felt I should be here. I should come here and apply because this would be my chance. This could be my job," Leslee Cotton from Michigan City says.
Cotton in a single mom hoping a job at Blue Chip is in her future.
"I used to be a truck driver and in the winter there isn't much work for drivers," Cotton says. "I've been looking for a job and there aren't very many places hiring."
"My last job, they was laying off cause business was slow. The reason I'm here because I'm looking for a better job. A better opportunity," says Rodney Heflan.
Jobs include supervisors, servers, parking attendants, and many other positions. We have a link to the Blue Chip Casino Hotel’s website on the Big Red Bar.