Published Monday, April 12, 2010 | 5:41 p.m.
Updated Monday, April 12, 2010 | 5:55 p.m.
Harrah’s Entertainment is looking to hire 500 workers for positions at its Las Vegas casinos.
The casino operator announced today that it is looking to fill 125 full-time positions and 375 temporary, on-call or part-time positions.
Full-time positions include retail sales associates, guest room attendants, cooks, front desk agents, security officers, food servers, cashiers, assistant food and beverage managers, and line cooks. Seasonal positions include lifeguards, pool hosts and pool attendants.
Harrah’s is also looking to fill temporary positions for the World Series of Poker tournament, including sales associates, cashiers, valet and servers.
Harrah’s will host a job fair Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rio to begin its search.
The positions will be available across all the Harrah’s properties.
The unemployment rate in the Las Vegas area increased to 13.9 percent in February, the 14th consecutive month of double-digit joblessness in Southern Nevada.