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Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel Honored in “Top New Mexico Workplaces”
The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – May 14, 2018

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, New Mexico's Best Bet, was honored by Albuquerque Journal in its 2018 ranking of "Top New Mexico Workplaces." Ranked as the No. 3 "Top Workplace" in the state for 2018, the company received the distinction in recognition of its achievements in creating a positive work environment and vibrant company culture. This is the sixth consecutive year Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel has been ranked in the Top 5 large companies in "Top Workplaces."

"This is a special honor because it goes to the core of our identity; it defines who we are as an organization," said Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel General Manager John Cirrincione. "We have always been focused on 'doing the right thing' for our team members, customers and shareholders. Our ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of everyone we touch. We are what a values-centered organization looks and feels like."

Additionally, Cirrincione was honored with a special "Top Workplaces" award for "Leadership." This award recognizes the innovative direction he provides to The Star's team and his passionate approach to leadership. This is the fourth time Cirrincione has won this award.

"Our philosophy of 'everyone counts' is put into action each day," continued Cirrincione. "We believe the deepest need in our human existence is our need to be loved and accepted. This is perfectly aligned with our Pueblo's cultural traditions—if you are a part of Santa Ana, you will always have a family."

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is currently in the process of expanding its team. The company plans to hire 230 new team members in anticipation of the July launch of its 204-room hotel, steakhouse and meeting space. Job openings include positions within the hotel and in departments including Food & Beverage (F&B), Valet, Facilities, Maintenance, Casino Gaming, Slots, Warehouse and others. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit for more information about open positions and to apply. They are also invited to attend Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel's onsite job fair on Wednesday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside Feast Buffet. The job fair will include on-the-spot interviews and hiring. To be considered for a position during the job fair, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and bring a resume and photo ID. Business casual dress is recommended.

About Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is “New Mexico’s Best Bet!” The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.

For more information contact: Paula Cronic at (505) 681-2949 or

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