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Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel to Hire 230 New Team Members
The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – April 5, 2018

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, New Mexico's Best Bet, is set to hire 230 new team members in anticipation of the July launch of its hotel, steakhouse and meeting space. Openings are wide-ranging with an emphasis on hotel and hospitality positions. Other job openings include Food & Beverage (F&B), Security, Valet, Casino Gaming, Warehouse and many more.

"Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is proud to add hundreds of great jobs to the local economy with excellent pay, benefits and flexible schedules. With seven consecutive years being voted into Albuquerque Journal's 'Top Work Places' and Albuquerque Business First's 'Best Places to Work,' we are second to none as a preferred employer," said Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel General Manager John Cirrincione. "Every single member of our team plays a vital role and we work hard to show appreciation to each team member each day. We see people joining the team now as a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor and not just have a job, but start a career."

Although there are several casino and operations-related positions available, the majority of open positions will support the new hotel and Juniper Steakhouse. In particular, recruiters are looking for hospitality-minded individuals to fill full-time and part-time positions within the hotel including supervisory staff, front desk agents, guest room attendants, bell attendants and more. Open positions within Juniper Steakhouse and the F&B Department include steakhouse servers, chefs, cooks, bussers and bartenders. There are also several open positions in Security and Valet.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit for more information about open positions and to apply. They may also apply in person at the casino's Human Resources Department Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or attend one of following job fairs:

  •  April 17: Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel Job Fair at New Mexico Workforce Connections Albuquerque (501 Mountain Rd. NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87102), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  •  April 18: Job Fair at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel (54 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd., Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M. 87004), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  •  April 25: Job Fair at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel (54 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd., Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M. 87004), 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
  •  April 27: 11th Annual Native American Career Fair at UNM's Anderson School of Management (1924 Las Lomas Rd. NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87106), 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  •  May 2: Workforce Connections Job Fair at New Mexico Workforce Connections Albuquerque (501 Mountain Rd. NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87102), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

"It's all about our work culture and values. We truly believe in treating everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve and showing them the appreciation that is so rare in other workplaces," continued Cirrincione. "This is truly a special place and we are excited to see it grow as our team expands in the coming months."

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel offers an extensive collection of valuable team member benefits. All full-time team members are eligible for comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance coverage, eight paid holidays per year, accrued paid time off and maternity and bereavement leave. Additionally, both full-time and part-time team members can participate in the company's 401(k) plan, life insurance policy, wellness events, volunteering program, exclusive discounts, team member appreciation parties and more. All team members also receive one free meal during every shift in the company's Employee Dining Room.

For more information about Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel's hiring efforts, please call (505) 867-0000 or visit

About Santa Ana Star Casino

Santa Ana Star Casino, 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 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: Shannon Guess at (505) 681-2949 or

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