Imperial Pacific on the hunt for staff

Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific Holdings has begun hiring workers for its Grand Mariana resort, local media reports.

The casino investor aims to fill 2,500 – 3,000 positions, according to Bertha Leon Guerrero, Best Sunshine international vice president for human resources.

The resort is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017, with hotel operations to begin in mid 2017.

“We have a lot of positions that we’ve put out there through newspaper announcements,” Leon Guerrero said, quoted by Marianas Variety. “We are already preparing for the hotel and casino.”

“On the gaming side, we don’t have very many skilled U.S. citizens here on the island. We rely on our contract workers for that purpose. That is still something that we need on the gaming side,” she added.