Thousands Line Up Iowa Casino Jobs - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

EMMETSBURG, Iowa – As reported by the Sioux City Journal: "Nearly 2,000 hopeful job applicants waited in line for up to four hours Thursday and Friday to apply for any of 250 jobs available here when Wild Rose Casino opens in July.

"Casino manager Kevin Preston, who has opened six similar venues in the last 14 years, said this was the smoothest job fair of which he has been a part. There were 200 people in line when the doors opened Thursday morning. More than 1,000 applicants went through the system before the day was over.

"…Preston added that while lines for some of the positions were long, the plan was to spend adequate time to get to know the applicants.

"…At the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce, assistant Kathy Fank said they have been deluged with job applications from all over the country since the casino license was approved last year…"

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