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Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 | 8:19 a.m.
Station Casinos Inc. of Las Vegas, which already employs about 12,000 people, today said it plans to fill more than 1,000 positions as it beefs up staffing and takes back restaurant space that had been leased out.
The company, which filled more than 160 positions in October, today said that of the 1,000-plus jobs to be filled now, 500 will be full-time and the rest part-time.
About 300 of the positions are for the return of the Grand Cafes in spaces in five properties that had been leased to Coco's. Company spokeswoman Lori Nelson said that of those 300 positions, about 150 are new as Station has different staffing levels for the cafes than Coco's did.
"We know we're in the most competitive gaming market in the world and our guests have a lot of choices when it comes to entertainment, which is why we need to ensure that we earn our guests' loyalty each and every day by providing the best service and value possible," Kevin Kelley, Station chief operating officer, said in a statement today. "The increase in staffing will allow us to continue to enhance our service levels and deliver on our commitment to exceed our guests' expectations."
The jobs are in guest service including hotel management, dealers, slots service ambassadors, security and food and beverage positions such as cooks and food servers.
Today's announcement does not involve the new $157 million Gun Lake casino in western Michigan, which Station will manage for the Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians and which opens next month.
Station transferred some managers from Las Vegas to Michigan for that casino last year, but most of Gun Lake's 750 employees are locals and they're now in training.
Application information for Station's Las Vegas-area jobs is available in English and Spanish at stationcasinos.com.
Situated at the entrance to Red Rock Canyon and minutes from the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa offers five-star luxury in a modern property, built in 2006.
The casino features features 3,000 slot and video poker machines, 60 table games including blackjack, baccarat, craps, poker, roulette, a 206-seat Race and Sports Book with a 96-foot video wall a 20-table smoke-free poker room open 24 hours a day, a 600-seat bingo hall with separate smoking and non-smoking sections, open 7 days a week with sessions running every other hour from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., a 20-seat keno lounge and a private high-limit room.
A recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award since opening and named one of the world's best new hotels by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Red Rock redefines casino resort architecture by incorporating natural light, a convenient layout and the comforts of a modern lifestyle.
The centerpiece of the property is the three-acre pool complex with 19 cabanas and swim-up gaming. Its location allows for balcony views from several of the property's restaurants and Cherry Nightclub. Aside from Cherry, guests can grab a drink at Onyx or Lucky or listen to live music in Rocks Lounge.
Dining spans the globe at Red Rock with more than 10 restaurants, including the Italian food of Terra Rossa, the Japanese fusion of Hachi, the Mexican spices at Cabo Cantina or a bit of everything at the Feast Buffet.
Unlike some resorts in town, Red Rock has activities for the whole family, such as a 16-screen movie theater and an arcade. The 72-lane bowling center features a VIP area and carpet that glows in the dark for after hours at Cosmic Bowling.