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Casino job school to open in EDH

Phone number ready for application help
By: Roger Phelps The Telegraph
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With opening of Red Hawk Casino only six months away near Shingle Springs, a training school for job applicants will open July 7 in El Dorado Hills. As of June 18, a telephone number is available to obtain coaching through a job-application filing via the Internet. That number is (530) 677-7000, said David Gutierrez, a spokesman on gaming matters for casino owners the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. The Red Hawk Casino Temporary Employment and Training Center will occupy quarters at 1117 Windfield Way in El Dorado Hills Business Park, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Gutierrez said. Tribal Chairman Nicholas Fonseca said he and other members of the Miwok band are proud that training in card dealing and other crucial casino jobs can be offered free of charge. A first phase of the employment center's operation, beginning July 7, will consist of offering applicants assistance in electronically fling a personal profile and a formal job application to be stored in data banks accessible to casino employment officials, Gutierrez said. Applications also can be made on line any time from any personal computer or public-library computer at the Red Hawk Casino site on the Internet, with the above phone number available to obtain assistance, he said. At the center, classes on-site will be phased in as opening day for the casino draws closer, Gutierrez said. That's scheduled for late December. "Eventually we'll have classes at the center in card dealing and other jobs, whichever are required," he said. The casino Web site can serve interested vendors to the coming operation, Gutierrez said. "They click on 'vendors,' complete an entire form, and it's routed to casino management at appropriate times during the establishing of operating infrastructure," he said. "They will be contacted." All told, the Red Hawk Casino will hire around 1,750 people across a full range of jobs, not all of which can be trained for at the coming employment center, Gutierrez said. He said he didn't know a total number of enrollees that the training center could take. The Telegraph’s Roger Phelps can be reached at rogerp@goldcountrymedia.com, or post a comment at folsomtelegraph.com