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Casino Rama Attracts New Talents Eyeballs at Orillia Career Expo

Casino Rama Resort is renowned for being the economic engine of the region. Seeking new staff members is essential for its development, as Georgian College student recently found out. The Orillia Campus hosted the official Career Expo 2019, offering all students the chance to find their career path across the wide variety of local job offerings available. Casino Rama was also among the locations seeking new talents.

There was a point in the local history when more than 2,000 individuals hailing from Orillia called Casino Rama Resort their place of work. With its diverse offerings, featuring both family-friendly and gaming opportunities, as well as premium hospitality in store, people across Ontario find the location attractive and diverse. This guarantees more work for locals, bigger and better wages, as well as more generous allocations to the host community.

Georgian College Students Show Interest

The casino resort is seeking new individuals willing to explore employment opportunities it has up for grabs. Georgian College students, alumni, as well as everyone interested in a new career path had the chance to learn more about work at Casino Rama during the Career Expo this week. Over the span of four hours, 40 local employers had a frank conversation with individuals seeking employment.

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is among the major employers in the region, so it only made sense for it to be featured at the Career Expo. Olivia La Brie, Talent Acquisition Co-Ordinator with Gateway Casinos, was present and talking with the students curious to learn more about the gaming field and the way they could enter it. She used the platform to make it clear that the casino resort is currently looking for new people.

Ms. La Brie pointed out that many people think that the casino operator is not interested in expanding its workforce when the opposite is true. She had a wide array of offerings available for students and people present at the expo, ranging from Casino Rama Resort’s gambling operation, food areas, as well as its hospitality division.

Casino Rama Seeks Employees

Ms. La Brie said that during her conversations with the young people of Orillia he noticed a certain level of excitement and a zest for life and exploring new possibilities. Students were also interested in what police foundation programs had to offer, as well as volunteer organizations such as the Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter.

This summer was a rather tough one for the community, as about 150 unionized and non-unionized workers were laid off due to budget optimization and focus on new casino projects across Ontario. Some of them are the upcoming Cascades Casino North Bay, Starlight Casino London, Cascades Casino Wasaga Beach, and future Kenora facility, among others.

Dean Beers, President of the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce, expressed his concerns back then, stating that many families would remain without income and The Sharing Place Food Bank would witness a surge of people seeking help. On the other hand, local businesses ended up observing people seeking employment, striving to provide for their families. In a way, this Career Expo might have offered a chance for former Casino Rama Resort employees to find their new job.