Eastern Cherokees to host job fair to fill 800 positions at casino

WTVC took an exclusive look at the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel under construction in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Photo from Facebook

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina will hold a job fair on June 23 to fill positions at the tribe's new gaming facility.

The $110 million Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel is scheduled to open in September, WTVC reported. The tribe plans to hire about 800 people to work at the facility in Cherokee County.

"That's a win-win for the tribe and county, we will bring a $32 to 39 million dollar payroll to the area and that's exciting," general manager Lumpy Lambert told the station.

The 125,000 square-foot facility will feature a 50,000 square-foot gaming floor with 1,050 slot machines and 70 tables. There's also a seven-story hotel with 301 rooms.

The tribe already operates the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort. Cherokee Valley River is about an hour away, just outside the town of Murphy.

WTVC has posted a photo album of the progress on the new casino on Facebook.

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