LAS VEGAS — More than 2,000 people showed up at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in hopes of filling one of the 200 housekeeping positions available, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The 2,000 potential employees, more than double what the hotel expected to attend the job fair, will begin work in two weeks if they are one of the lucky applicants, the story stated.
The Hard Rock Hotel, which is undergoing a $750 million expansion that is scheduled to be completed by November, is planning future job fairs to fill another 600 positions, the story noted.
According to the story, some hopefuls, including Troy Pierre, who has a Master''s degree from the University of New Orleans and management experience at a fuel distribution center in Iraq, were guaranteed employment before the job fair because they stood out from the crowd.
Carrie Messina, vice president of human resources for Hard Rock, said: "The Hard Rock did not lay off a single employee last year. We have a good reputation and that also draws people here."
Another job fair will be held today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Hard Rock officials are hoping for another stellar turnout, the story added.
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