Casino Jobs – Hotel Departments
In addition to expanding their gaming operations, many casinos are enlarging their hotel facilities. This has generated increases in employment for everything from front desk reception positions to housekeeping jobs to managerial positions.
Entry-level jobs include door and bell attendants, parking attendants, day and night cleaners, housekeepers, coat room attendants, front office cashiers, and reservation clerks. Entry-level jobs typically start out at minimum wage or slightly above. However, parking attendants, doormen, and baggage handlers do earn substantially more from tips. Those who move into supervisory positions may work on a salary basis, earning anywhere from $35,000 to $70,000 a year.
Perhaps one of the most interesting jobs for those looking to break into hotel operations is that of concierge. People employed in this position help guests with a variety of requests, such as suggesting the best place in town for a steak dinner or where to buy an usual gift. Concierges also arrange for car rentals, limousines, baby-sitters, and other special services. Knowledge of the surrounding area is essential, as is a pleasant, outgoing nature. Concierges usually start out at minimum wage, but can earn more through tips.