Archive for March, 2012

 Running Creek Casino to Host Job Fairs

UPPER LAKE, Calif. – Running Creek Casino in Upper Lake is set to host two job fairs in Lake County later this month in conjunction with Lake One-Stop Inc. Business & Employment Services. The casino will provide more than 145 local jobs to the area. These jobs include table games dealers, slot reps, cage personnel, food and beverage, security, surveillance, and administrative staff. Jobs will also be posted on www.Runningcreekcasino.com.

The first job fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. on March 24 in Lakeport at Lake One-Stop; 55 First Street. The second is scheduled for March 31 at 10 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in Upper Lake; 9480 Main Street.

“We’re incredibly pleased with the progress of the construction project,” said Tribal Chairperson Sherry Treppa. “We’re right on track to open around Memorial Day. We’re also excited about starting the hiring process and bringing some new jobs to Lake County and the surrounding area.”

“As I see the casino structure go up I’m reminded of the significance of this site,” continued Treppa. “The surrounding foothills were the Tribe’s former reservation (564 acres in total) which was lost when our Tribe was congressionally terminated in the 50s with the passage of the California Rancheria Act.”

“The Tribe’s federal recognition was restored in 1983, but we were landless. Our efforts to restore our land base were fraught with obstacles. The Tribe persevered nonetheless, and in 2008 we managed to have 11.24 acres received into Trust. This casino project is allowing our Tribe to take a positive step towards self-reliance while becoming a positive contributor to the economic success of Lake County. That’s something to be proud of for all of our members.”