IRs to recruit casino staff Thur

Singaporeans wishing to try their hand at dealing cards at a casino can apply for jobs this week at the two upcoming integrated resorts.

Resorts World at Sentosa (RWS) and Marina Bay Sands will both kick off their first recruitment drive for gaming staff, together with other non-gaming positions, at the Career 2009 & Education 2009 fair starting Thursday.

The gaming positions available include dealers, pit supervisors and surveillance operators.

Ms Seah-Khoo Ee Boon, RWS‘ senior vice-president for human resources and training said hiring for some positions like the casino and Universal Studios theme park has to start earlier as more training may be required.

She added that up to six months will be set aside to prepare staff for the work at the resorts expected to attract thousands of punters when their doors open.

One fifth of the 800 jobs on offer by RWS will be for the casino with the rest for other areas including technical services, IT, human resource and resort services.

Marina Bay Sands‘ president Nigel Roberts said it has ‚thousands of jobs‘ on offer but did not specify the total number or proportion of jobs available.

Both IRs said they are looking for people with an ‚innate passion and motivation to serve‘.

For those who wish to try for a casino job, Marina Bay Sands said it does not require new hires to go through formal casino training as in-house training will be provided.