Now Hiring: Casino Opens Up Application Process

Nearly 100 jobs available, including for poker and other game dealers, servers, accountants and IT managers and security


The Graton Rancheria Resort & Casino is hiring and set to start interviewing prospective candidates today, Monday, the Press Democrat is reporting.

Available jobs include poker and table games dealers, security officers, guest services, human resources, accounting and IT. Food and beverage related jobs will also be available, although the hiring will be done closer to the casino’s fall opening.

Two hundred and fifty people are already enrolled in a school for prospective dealers, a two-week program that will continue on a rotating basis until the casino opens, according to the Press Democrat.

The 3,000-slot-machine casino resort off Wilfred Avenue is owned by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

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Judd Ames April 15, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Station Casinos' human resources director says our local labor pool is expected to meet their hiring needs. Yet there are ongoing SFGate/SF Chronicle banner ads offering RP casino jobs, but no such local ad buys seen yet. What's up with that, guerrilla marketing, left-hand right-hand disconnect, or…? STC101 knows; it has a crystal ball.
Ralph Hutchinson April 15, 2013 at 07:28 PM
What percentage of these jobs are Union wages and full time benefits?
CG April 15, 2013 at 09:02 PM
There are ads posted on the local Craigslist and have been for over 2 weeks. You people are so anti casino that you cannot look at the jobs coming. If you are one of the people struggling to survive, working at the casino will be of great help. I was against the casino as well . Now that it is coming, yeah to the jobs. Yeah to the tax revenue. My husband is in a union and let me tell you the negotiations for the last few years are useless. No raise in 5 years but instead furlough days because there is no money. I strongly believe in a fare living wage but even the unions can no longer keep up with the cost of living. Making 30.00 an hour in a union used to mean something. Now when they take out your health care, vacation, holiday and union dues you bring home about 650.00 per week in wages. For a family of 5 with 1000k per month in rent, 500 a month for gas to commute to said job, you are left with 275 per week for all of your bills and groceries. Let me tell you the math does not work. So yes, I like unions but they do nothing to support the little gut anymore. A job is a job and as long as it is legal, go for it. What does it matter if you are earning a living at a casino or as a union worker? We are all just trying to live paycheck to paycheck and praying some catastrophe like a car breaking down does not put us out in the street. So quit griping about the casino. Instead focus on the things that matter in life, like having a job.
Gene Ricky Shaw April 15, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Wow, 100 jobs? That's sure gonna fix our economy! I stand corrected! 100 jobs! I mean when HP came to town and hired 5,000 people we thought THAT was cool! When OCLI was OCLI they hired 3,000! But we're all saved now, Graton's gonna hire 100! Whoohooo! Pop open the champagne! Seriously - this is an announcement? 100 jobs isn't a news story, it's a cry for help. This pretty much proves our point; the casino will NOT help the economy. Let's not forget, the casino will NOT PAY TAXES! No sales tax, no property tax, no hotel tax, nothing. But at least 100 people will get something out of it. I guess the house really does win after all. Sometimes when I'm proven right it sucks.
Judd Ames April 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM
You wrote: "I was against the casino as well" Not me, ever.
Gene Ricky Shaw April 15, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Ralph, at less than 100 jobs, does it really matter? It mentions servers, dealers, restaurant personnel, etc. My guess is at least half or close to half of the jobs will be service level jobs, probably paying $9 - $12 an hour. Seriously, does anyone think they're going to pay service personnel $20-30 an hour?
Ralph Hutchinson April 15, 2013 at 10:42 PM
For 100 jobs no but I thought I read they expect to hire 2,000 full time employees so I was trying to get a feel for the commitment to the people. They made such a big deal about hiring Union construction workers I wanted to know what the stance on permanent employees was. I also have my reservations, but am just trying to keep an open mind and listen to the HR experts as the workforce is hired onboard.
Karina Ioffee April 15, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Just to be clear, the 100 jobs is not all the jobs the casino will have. But currently, there are about that many openings, with more expected down the road.
Ralph Hutchinson April 15, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Do we know the expected mixture between Station Casino operation managers, FIGR Tribe families, and then the rest of the open jobs available to all other "civilians"?
Judd Ames April 15, 2013 at 11:57 PM
@Ralph Hutchinson "What percentage of these jobs are Union wages and full time benefits?" 4/08 you wrote: "@Karina, can we get a follow-up article that digs…" Today you wrote to Karina again: "Do we know the expected mixture between Station Casino operation managers, FIGR Tribe families, and then the rest of the open jobs available to all other "civilians"?" As reported from Karina's link today to the PD source article: "While a Station Casinos executive team of about a dozen people will run the casino, the 2,000 positions will be filled by new employees…declined to discuss pay rates at the casino resort—or how many staff are needed in each job category—but under the tribe's agreement with the city, all workers can belong to a union if they choose to." Reading comprehension and your obsession to destroy what's-his-name aside, you wouldn't be satisfied regardless of how much information is reported.
Ralph Hutchinson April 16, 2013 at 12:17 AM
Executive positions are different from Sr mgmt and mgmt positions so "a dozen" doesn't satisfy me. It doesn't speak to Tribal positions. I didn't ask for pay rates perhaps its early besides the casino may not open anyway with legal issues. But as time goes on FIGR officials may be willing to offer more details. That's my point. As for the PD, its owned by Darius Anderson so its biased I take everything they say with a grain of salt. I trust Karina to get information direct from sources as much as possible. I respect your viewpoints Judd, I don't attack you. I discuss issues. All you do is pick at people who oppose your viewpoint and then regurgitate oppressive history from a 100+ year source you never cite or link. Over and over again. Then you call out commentors and threaten to post every day until they respond. You even chased me over the hill to Sonoma. I find that unacceptable for a Patch commentor.
Judd Ames April 16, 2013 at 02:24 AM
"I trust Karina to get information direct from sources as much as possible." That includes directing how to do her job? Many of us who read RP-C Patch know you as simply a NIMBY credit banker obsessed with Darius Anderson. IMO, you don't respect any opinion that doesn't agree with your own. Again, as stated 3/29 when I subscribed and logged on after witnessing you, Chris Worthington/AKA "Gene Ricky Shaw" posting from Japan, and whoever writes for his father's STC101, as you all tag-teamed anyone who dared to challenge. I then wrote where I'm coming from: "Those of us who actually live in Rohnert Park have listened to and read of our impending doom ever since then-Mayor Jake Mackenzie reportedly invited FIGR to consider a casino here several years ago. The above portions of recorded state history regarding California Native Americans were added to current comments to begin a related timeline and provide a different perspective to the usual oft-repeated information, misinformation and irrelevant attacks following all FIGR-related media reports. Accusation of racial guilt notwithstanding (it's about our humanity, not guilt), expect more such information to be added to a California tribal legacy timeline progressing toward present-day official and unofficial machination and marginalization as such reports and comments of course continue." That repeated, every such tribal history quote is cited. Ref: http://tinyurl.com/bqy36mz
Judd Ames April 16, 2013 at 02:29 AM
continued... You also wrote: "You even chased me over the hill to Sonoma." I'd repeatedly asked you on RP-C Patch if you're a STC101 insider. You refused to respond, so I clicked Sonoma Valley Patch to finally obtain an answer; no, you said. Admittedly it was over the top, but whatever it takes. Similarly, consider that you "chase" whoever "over the hill" whenever you respond online from Sonoma to anyone on RP-C Patch. "Then you call out commentors and threaten to post every day until they respond." Yes, it's partly true (e.g., Worthington's people says he doesn't comment) that I've repeatedly tried to get Chip Worthington, Founder/CEO of STC101, to respond to questions. I've since given up. "I find that unacceptable for a Patch commentor." Too bad. Again, IMO, debating sociology, economic issues, racism, and perception of evil with a NIMBY credit banker is akin to discussing nutrition with an 800-pound McDonalds exec. An attack? No, just an opinion.
G Man April 16, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Having been unable to find suitable work in this town (and too proud to get on the public dole), I am hoping and praying that I can land a job at THE ONLY place hiring. BTW, the Patch is no different than the PD. Operated and edited/moderated by idealistic liberals who preach tolerance while being the most intolerant (of opposing opinions). "News" from the Patch almost always comes with a slant. Juseask the little red-haired girl who used to edit it.
Karina Ioffee April 16, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Thank you for your comment. Where in this news story about the casino hiring do you detect bias? Please point it out. I'm curious to know.
G Man April 16, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Are u talking to me? I was merely stating that the Patch, much like the PD, has a slant. I didn't say this particular story was biased... yet.
Dorie McKay July 07, 2013 at 05:03 PM
About the only good the new casino is going to do, is if one of us wins some money there. Those jobs will be swept up faster than lightning striking. Service jobs or no, low pay or no, they will be gone fast. I'm not against the casino. Or the Smart Train. I hope it all helps our local community become more attractive and our economy rise. The train will bring more people to our area, that's a plus for real estate sales and sellers. no doubt.


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