NORTHFIELD -- The third gambling palace in Northeast Ohio is getting ready to hire its workforce.

Today (Sept. 12), the Hard Rock Rocksino will hold a job fair to fill 600 positions.

The job fair will be held 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, atNorthfield Park at 10705 Northfield Road.

Job Fair information

Jon Lucas says the job fair is just a starting point. Candidates need not bring resumes and should not expect job offers on the spot.

"The purpose is to connect with job seekers, familiarize them with the facility," he said.

There are a wide range of positions, including waiters, waitresses, bartenders, security and some office positions, both full-time and part-time.

The $68 million facility is due to open in mid-December, and Northfield Road is already being widened to accommodate the traffic.

The facility will have 2,250 video lottery terminals plus a concert hall, a comedy club and multiple restaurants.

The new complex will become the small village's largest employer. The village is expecting a windfall of about $2.5 million in state and income tax revenue.

Mayor Joe Nehez said, "Northfield Village finally has something to stand for. This is huge for us. It's something the village has been waiting for for decades."