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Casino proposes working with chamber to fill jobs

Job well done: Deputy Sheriff of the Month named

September 1, 2017
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is interested in getting people to apply for entertainment and games jobs, and possibly passing off the applicants to other businesses if there are no vacancies.

At the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce's general membership luncheon Aug. 29, casino recruiting manager Colleen Moore talked to business owners about employment and recruitment.

"We hire for attitude and train for skill," she said. "It takes a very special type of person to be able to work in a casino."

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LCSO Deputy Ryan Garrett earns Deputy Sheriff of the Month Award.

Though, to be a dealer, one must have experience.

"But what we pull from the local talent pool are people who work in our food and beverage department," Moore said. "We have a slot operations department, where the majority of those crew members are customer service representatives."

The Casino also offers jobs at the hotel.

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"We have 24 different departments," she said.

The goal of the meeting was to team up business owners to share the talent pool.

"It's very difficult to work with individuals' schedules," Moore said. "I wake up every day and I want to give people jobs. As we run into people that we really like, those people we might be able to pass along."

One of the chamber members in attendance suggested creating a website for members to share applicants and available positions.

"I think that's a great idea," Moore said, adding that it could be a quick and easy resource for businesses to use. "We all are very busy at our jobs."

Also at the luncheon, the chamber named Lee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ryan Garrett as the Officer of the Month. He was recognized before those in the audience and received a certificate.

It was mentioned that sponsors are needed for the East Lee High School football team.

"We started to do a little program for East Lee High School," Dave Hamilton, from The Print Shop, said. "They didn't have anything going on. The Print Shop and HB Impressions decided to go ahead and get that booster club going."

Last year was the first time that the high school had a program and sponsors.

"Hopefully, we get sponsors," Hamilton said of the new school year.

The chamber is also looking for new members to join.

"We are looking for people who want to be on the team, not just filling a seat," Chairman Ed Warren said. "Let us know."

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