Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon is slated to open March 27 to the general public. In September of 2018 the hotel announced they were going to fill hundreds of positions.
“We’ve filled around 850 positions over the past several months and still have 15 positions for line cooks,” wrote Stephanie Lacsa, Sycuan’s communication manager in an email.
”The hotel added 225 positions including guest service attendants, front desk clerks, and others,” said Andrew Kerzman, vice-president of hotel operations. “We held job fairs at the East County, Chula Vista career centers and SDSU.”
The resort offers a shorter commute for hospitality professionals.
“Generally, they (hospitality professionals) are excited to lessen their commute by working at Sycuan, “ said Kerzman. “Alpine residents will be able to work closer to home.”
According to their website 56% of their supervisors have been promoted from within and 40% of their team members have been a part of the Sycuan team for more than 10 years. Interested parties can complete their online application in person at 5485 Casino Way, El Cajon. They ask that all applicants dress in office attire when they come to the office to apply. Shorts are not permitted. Future employees can also apply at a library or on a home computer/laptop at www.sycuan.com .
Sycuan held job fairs in November and December and will hold additional job fairs in 2019.
The resort, which cost $226 million, will offer 302 guest rooms with 57 luxury suites, 15 different eateries ranging from buffet to fine dining. Hodad’s, Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop, Luna Grill and Phill’s BBQ are just a sampling of the food offerings.
The buffet will offer made-to-order burger bar and malt shop with nine different handcrafted milkshakes according to Lasca. Their expanded liquor license translates into a gaming floor for 21 and up which began March 18. All Club Sycuan accounts belonging to those under 21 will be closed.
Retreat Pool and Cabanas will feature two pools, a lazy river, and pool deck. Meeting facilities and gaming areas are readily available for the business and casual tourists.
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation operates the resort and casino.