Artist rendering of Wild Rose Casino, courtesy of the Jefferson Herald
February 26, 2015
Wild Rose Jefferson will host a job fair in early April in its new temporary offices.
At that time, positions and job descriptions will be posted and casino-events center officials will be on hand to answer questions about the projected 275 jobs with an annual payroll of $7 million.
“We’ve had more than 200 inquires about positions, and we’re looking forward to the hiring and training phase of the project,” said Mike Couch, general manager of Wild Rose Jefferson. “In the meantime, watch for information on our Facebook page and on our new website, which will launch in late March.”
The casino is expected to open Aug. 1.
Wild Rose Jefferson will open temporary offices next week to assist with construction, hiring and preparation for the opening of the $40 million casino and events center.
Wild Rose has leased the office and warehouse space at 300 Microsoy Drive.
The office will open Monday, and initially will be staffed by Couch and Mike Wiederin, the facilities manager.
“We have reached the point in the business and construction processes that we need to have a base of operation on the ground in Jefferson,” Couch said. “This building affords us the office and warehouse space we need for equipment testing, storage, hiring and training between now and the completion of the structure.
“Construction is moving along well. Crews were able to enclose the casino and events center before the latest arctic blast, and we’re on schedule for a summer opening.”
In terms of key benchmarks, the casino portion of the structure is completely enclosed and the floor is poured.
Mechanical and electrical systems are going in and nearly all of the interior concrete has been poured. Crews are framing walls and starting to hang drywall.
The number of construction personnel on site averages between 50 and 60 each day, according to D.J. Opdahl, partner with the Edge Companies.
About Wild Rose
Wild Rose Jefferson received a gaming license from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on June 12, 2014.
The casino-events center will feature an 18,000-square-foot casino with 525 slot machines and 14 table games.
Since 2006, Wild Rose casinos have generated more than $25 million for community projects in Palo Alto and Clinton counties.
Wild Rose Emmetsburg and Wild Rose Clinton have generated more than $115 million in local and state taxes.