Rivers Casino Des Plaines, jointly owned by Rush Street Gaming and Churchill Downs Incorporated, announced Wednesday it is seeking to add 400 members to its team as part of the property’s expansion. To this end, Rivers hosted a job fair on Thursday, November 11 at the Hyatt Rosemont.
As part of its hiring push, Rivers is planning on adding 250 table game dealers. These positions typically pay an annualized salary of $55,000 in the first year and are among the most sought-after careers at the property.
Rivers provides a $15 per hour minimum wage for all non-tipped employees, and the value of the company-paid benefits make the effective minimum, entry-level wage $25 per hour. No prior experience in the gaming industry is needed.
The company also provides benefits for full and part time team members, including healthcare, life and disability insurance, as well as immediate vesting and more. The casino also grants team members tuition reimbursement and the Rivers Gives foundation has awarded approximately $3.3 million in scholarships to team members of their families to attend college or other educational studies.
In an official press release, Corey Wise, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rivers Casino, said: "Rivers is expanding and we're excited that we have hundreds of opportunities to connect individuals to a rewarding career in the gaming industry at one of the top casinos in all of North America. Being named a Top Workplace is a tremendous honor that affirms our holistic approach to supporting team members."
Rivers was recently named a 2021 Top Workplace by The Chicago Tribune, and was the top-ranked entertainment and hospitality company in the large employer category.
Rivers will open its 78,000 square-foot expansion in 2022, which will house a poker room, additional gaming areas, a ballroom for events, and a new restaurant. The casino will be the first to have the state's maximum number of 2,000 gaming positions when complete.