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Pechanga Resort & Casino is hiring: Its expansion means 750 new jobs

Intro of Pechanga Resort and Casino

With its $285-million expansion about six months from completion, Pechanga Resort & Casino is boosting its employment rolls on a grand scale.

Pechanga — located in the Riverside County city of Temecula — will post 560 new jobs on its website Thursday and hold a job fair June 15 and 16 to fill positions in its new hotel tower, restaurants and other facilities. The jobs range from entry level to managerial posts, including hotel room attendants, line cooks, servers, supervisors and more.

A total of 750 jobs will be added by the time Pechanga unveils its new facilities in December, said spokeswoman Ciara Green, with about two dozen positions already filled, the 560 currently being sought and the remaining 165 to be hired in November.

“The bulk of the jobs will be for the resort, in food and beverage and the hotel. But we have 11 divisions here and all of them are being beefed up in some respect,” Green said, adding that service departments such as finance, accounts payable, warehouse operations and IT will increase their ranks as well.

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The job fair will be divided into hotel applicants June 15 and food and beverage positions June 16. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day in the Pechanga Grand Ballroom. Entry-level pay starts at $10.50 an hour.

To get a taste — literally — of what it’s like to work at the resort, food and beverage applicants can watch cooking demos and sample dishes made by chefs at Pechanga’s 11 eateries. Hotel job hopefuls can pass the wait time at the fair on a putting green and get chair massages from spa employees.

“We’re making this job fair unique so we can entice the best applicants,” Janet Borland, Pechanga’s human resources talent manager, said in a statement. She said Pechanga would start extending job offers as early as June 19.

Pechanga is already one of the largest casino properties in Southern California. The expansion project will bring the resort’s total number of rooms to 1,090, making it the biggest casino hotel in California. Pechanga is also adding a four-acre pool complex and a two-story, stand-alone 24,000-square-foot spa, two new restaurants and an additional 68,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

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Job applicants should go to pechanga.com/careers.

michele.parente@sduniontribune.com


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