Chukchansi Tribe hosts job fair amid hopes of reopening casino

The Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, California. Photo from Facebook

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California held a job fair on Tuesday in anticipation of reopening its shuttered casino.

The closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino last October put more than 1,000 people out of work. Some remain hopeful that they will get their jobs back.

"It looks really good right now so I'm positive and I'm going to stay that way," former employee Ruby Peterson told KFSN.

A faction led by Chairman Reggie Lewis controls the casino. His council secured $35 million from creditors to reopen the facility but an agreement with the state and the National Indian Gaming Commission has not been reached at this point.

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