Job Fair Wednesday at Rising Star


Rising Star Casino Resort is collaborating with the Education Center of Rising Sun to shine some light on career and education resources, as well as open jobs in the community, for the citizens of Ohio County. It will be held on Wednesday, June 15th, from 4p.m.-7p.m. at Rising Star Casino Resort.

The fair will be open to the public with a focus on opportunity for growth. This event is to encourage residents to take advantage of the resources and career opportunities right here in Ohio County. The atmosphere will be light and fun with games and refreshments served to facilitate relaxed, open conversations between employers, local officials, and prospective employees.

Kayla Self, HR Generalist for Rising Star Casino says, “As a major employer in Ohio County we are beginning to realize that many Ohio County residents no longer see us as an opportunity to build their career, but as entry level positions that are a placeholder until they find something outside of the community. We say that simply isn’t all we have to offer! Most of our supervisory and management positions are actually internal promotions. A very high percentage of our management team has been with the company for many years and started as entry level team members.”

Deborah Thomason, of the Education Center of Rising Sun says, “As the director of the Education Center of Rising Sun, our goal is to help all citizens to increase their learning or job skills up one level. Working with hundreds of people each year we see that so many people do not realize what Ohio County has to offer. It is our goal through this resource/job fair to allow all the businesses and agencies to show what they have to offer in product or services. It also will allow businesses to talk with citizens and create a dialog for future career possibilities.”