New Jobs Being Created By Four Winds Casino Resort In Michigan

The casino industry has been one of the leading providers of jobs after the economic recession, and that will continue to be the case this weekend. The Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan, will be holding a job fair on Saturday.

The Four Winds, which is owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, is looking to fill 300 positions. The jobs will be for all areas of the casino’s operation, and a dealer school is set to start as part of the weekend’s activities.

The job fair provides an opportunity to fill out applications, but no hirings will be made. Instead, those seeking employment opportunities will be able to fill out applications on computers provided during the job fair. There is also the chance for those who cannot attend to fill out applications online.

Employment opportunities will be plenty, with jobs in all areas of the gaming facility. Casino floor workers, food and beverage workers and managers, valet, security, and finance are positions that the casino executives are seeking to fill. It is another example of how the gaming industry is helping the US recover from the recession.

“Many industries have seen businesses lay off workers in the aftermath of the recession. The casino industry has been hit harder than usual during the recession, but the casinos have survived, and lawmakers have started using gambling as a way to bring increased revenue into their state budgets.

Dozens of states have expanded their gambling laws. Casino licenses, once at a premium across the US, are now coming up for bid in almost every state. Each time a casino developer is awarded a license, the state cuts into their unemployment rate by the hundreds, and sometimes even thousands.

Four Winds will be the latest in the long line of casinos in Michigan. The casino is expected to open in August. A 100 seat restaurant, fifteen seat bar, nine table games, and 500 slots will be the main attractions when the Four Winds opens its doors to customers.

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Revenues from Tribal Governmental gaming must be used in five specific areas. Gambling net revenues from any tribal gaming are not to be used for purposes other than to fund Tribal Government operations or programs; to provide for the general welfare of the Indian tribe and its members; to promote Tribal economic development; to donate to charitable organizations; or to help fund operations of local government agencies.
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