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Shorelines Casino looking for students to fill staff

By Andrew Harper [1]

BELLEVILLE – Loyalist students looking for work might be in luck: the new Shorelines Casino in Belleville is looking to fill 300 jobs [2].

Andy LaCroix, executive director of stakeholder relations at Great Canadian Gaming Corp., the operator of the casino, says the company hae already hired most of the senior partner positions and is now looking for college students.

“In some of our other casinos, college students have wanted work, mostly part-time or on the weekends to help pay for their courses,” LaCroix said.

This has worked out well for both sides, he said, adding that some students have found careers in their field working at the casino.

The positions available range from security to working in the kitchen.

Training will be an important part of the employment process, LaCroix said.

“We know a lot of the positions are new to the area and training will be provided to any successful candidate. There’s not a lot of people that have dealt tables before, and we want to make sure they will be ready.”

Shorelines is doing its best to stay on schedule for construction.

“It’s quite expensive. We’re hoping to have the facility to be done by the end of the year or start of 2017 as it sits now.”

Shorelines [3] will be hosting multiple career fairs, including one Thursday at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre [4] from 10 to 6 p.m., and one on Oct. 22 at the Loyalist College dining hall from 10 a.m. to noon.