At least 1,000 in line for PCI jobsPublished 11:56am Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The line winded its way to the back of the City of Wetumpka administration building over and over.
There didn’t seem to be an end to the line, and it was 11 a.m. — one hour before the Poarch Creek Indian Gaming Job Fair was scheduled to begin.
The job fair kicked off almost two hours early because of such a huge response Wednesday morning for the 500-600 jobs available at the new $246 million casino and hotel. By noon Wednesday, at least 1,000 people were on hand either waiting in line outside or inside the Wetumpka Civic Center.
“We had our folks ready to go and we saw how many were lined up outside, so we got started early,” said Cody Williamson, general manager of Wind Creek Wetumpka.
Applicants got in line as early as 7:50 a.m. to be among the first to go through the application process.
The job fair is scheduled to continue through 9 p.m. Wednesday.
“We are hopeful to hire as many as we possibly can today,” Williamson said.
The application process has multiple steps from filling out the applications to being screened to going through one-on-one interviews with supervisors of particular departments to the point where an offer is extended.
“We are hiring people today even though they may not start for another six to eight weeks,” Williamson said.