DANVILLE, Va. – Leaders at a new development in Danville are searching for people to fill hundreds of positions.
Caesars Virginia is a multimillion-dollar resort casino that’s set to open sometime in late 2024 in Danville, officials said.
It is located in the area of the former Dan River Finishing Mill, which was demolished to make room for the construction of the casino, as we reported.
Now that construction is underway, leaders are looking to fill hundreds of positions. We’re told they are looking for enthusiastic people for casino dealer training, with instructions on how to deal cards and other casino operations.
Chris Albrecht, the General Manager for Caesars Virginia says, ““We are looking for people that have a great attitude and great energy. People that are excited about coming to work with us. What we pride ourselves on is teaching the skills to work here. So we are looking for people with those personalities.”
Caesars officials said that potential employees and job seekers will have the chance to learn from the best in the industry, and no prior casino experience is necessary.
Candidates who are selected will also be invited to take part in a 12-week training program, officials said. Those who graduate from the training program will be offered employment.
Over that 12-week program, trainees will learn two different games. You will start with Black Jack and then learn more. Trainings will last for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. They are offering multiple time slots to fit anyone’s schedule.
The reason the casino is looking to get people trained now, is because they are hoping to open a temporary location at the end of 2023. They want to treat the temporary location as a soft opening for the larger development.
“The temporary operation will be a much smaller scale than what we will do at the full Caesars Virginia. We will have a variety of games inside the property; slot machines, table games. That is why we need to get out in front and train individuals on the games for the property,” says Albrecht.
If you’re interested in looking into employment with Caesars can apply online here by Feb. 1.
You can find 10 News’ past coverage on Caesars below: