‘We have a lot of jobs to fill’Published 12:16pm Sunday, September 22, 2013
Cody Williamson is eagerly awaiting the hundreds if not thousands of applications to come on Oct. 2.
Williamson, general manager for Wind Creek Wetumpka, is ready to fill the hundreds of job vacancies for the eagerly awaited opening of the $246 million casino and hotel being constructed in Wetumpka.
The 20-story hotel and casino is the largest hotel among the Poarch Creek Band of Creek Indian gaming facilities.
So with the upcoming job fair scheduled for Oct. 2 at the Wetumpka Civic Center, Williamson reached out to management at the Atmore facility to find out what he can expect in terms of applicants.
“They had about 1,000 applicants and had about four job fairs,” Williamson said. “So I really don’t know what to expect here. I just hope we get some really good applicants because we have a lot of jobs to fill.”
Jobs range from management to housekeeping. Williamson said there will be a couple of managing positions to be filled such as director of security and director of housekeeping.
Even with the unusual amount of rain during the summer, construction of the hotel and casino has managed to stay on track, Williamson said.
The casino and the five restaurants within the casino area are expected to open by Dec. 17.
Williamson said there will be three restaurants with large sit-down dining. There will be a fine dining steak house, a buffet and a grille. There will also be a coffee shop with limited seating as well as a grille for simple foods like sandwiches.
Williamson said the hotel should be completely open in January 2014 or as late as the latter part of February 2014.
There will be up to 30 suites in the hotel with a two-story penthouse which will be at least 5,000 square feet. It is a two bedroom, two bathroom penthouse with a deck, commercial grade kitchen and media room.
Just a couple floors below the penthouse will be a sky bar area for many of the guests staying in the suites. All of the suites will have a view of the Coosa River.
“But if you look, pretty much all of our rooms will have a view of the river,” Williamson said.