San Manuel tribe

Palms new owners launch multi-week hiring campaign ahead of spring reopening

Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas will be holding a series of hiring events ahead of its reopening this spring. The initiative was announced on Wednesday, and will see the venue launching a multi-week outreach campaign, beginning February 24. New owner San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is seeking both former and new team members for the Palms.

“With a history of creating many of Las Vegas’ most memorable moments, Palms is ready to welcome the best team members in town to usher in a new era while also putting out the call to welcome back former Palms employees,” a press statement announces.

The leadership team is hiring team members for open positions in several resort departments including hotel, food and beverage, casino, engineering, security, and supervisory roles. Career fair details, including how to register, are available at the resort’s site. Reservations will be given priority and walk-ins will also be welcome. Applicants are advised to bring a resume.

“Since announcing Palms return, we are discovering that the property holds a very special place in the hearts and minds of team members who worked at the resort. We are looking forward to welcoming back those employees,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, General Manager of Palms. “Additionally, we encourage people who are looking for a wonderful new job opportunity to join our Palms team and help us welcome back guests to our iconic resort.”

The recruitment events launch on February 24 at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, 8am-4pm, and end on March 10 at Palms Place 6th Floor, 9am-5pm. Applicants can click each individual event for additional info and to reserve a spot at each meeting.

In December, the San Manuel tribe vowed to rehire up to 600 former casino employees. The iconic casino, previously owned by Red Rock Resorts, saw about 1,200 of its former employees sidelined since March 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the state.

Cynthia Kiser Murphey, General Manager of Palms

While other venues began reopening months later, Palms remains closed as of now and, in May last year, Red Rock announced that it would be selling it for $650 million. The California-based San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority -the gaming and hospitality business of the San Manuel tribe- secured approval from Nevada officials to operate the property in early December.

The revamped property will feature over 700 rooms and about two dozen restaurants, along with a William Hill sportsbook, earlier reports indicated. But also importantly, Palms will be making history by becoming the first resort in Las Vegas fully owned and operated by a Native American Tribe.

The San Manuel tribe also owns and operates Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel in Highland, California, its home state. The now-rebranded venue was formerly known as San Manuel Casino, and started 35 years ago as a bingo hall. It now has become one of Southern California’s premier gaming and hospitality destinations.