Soon-to-be-opened Iowa casino to hire hundreds of workers

A casino in Iowa that is anticipated to open in May is beginning to hire people to staff the facility.

The Grand Falls Casino Resort near Larchwood, Iowa, is expected to employ more than 700 people, according to the Argus Leader.

General Manager Sharon Haselhoff told the news source that events are planned to bring on staff. Around 150 people are currently taking dealer training courses and auditions will be held in May to determine who will be hired by the casino for these positions.

The news provider reports that the area is currently struggling with unemployment rates that are higher than normal for the region.

Greg Johnson, the manager of the state's Department of Labor's office in Sioux Falls, told the news provider that he believes that the casino will be able to fill all of its positions.

"Grand Falls Casino knows that the environment for hiring is a little bit more competitive today," he said. "For them, I think that they still will relate to the fact that many more people are still looking for work than all of us would like. So, we think that they will find the people they need."

The casino is about six miles east of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.