US tribal gaming operator Mohegan hosted a recruiting event in Seoul this week as it looks to hire some 3,000 staff ahead of the opening of Inspire Entertainment Resort in Incheon in December.
According to local media outlet Korea JoongAng Daily, the event in Seoul’s Gangnam District attracted around 1,000 people who were invited to walk in and out of company presentations, play at simulated gaming tables or make use of a photo booth. There was also a networking event in the evening attended by around 300 new hires.
Mohegan’s Global Director of Human Resources and Development, Kelly Sullivan, said the company wanted to encourage attendees to have fun given Inspire’s focus on entertainment.
“Creating a good work environment is not just pay and benefits; it is having fun,” Sullivan explained. “Technical skills are important but not the most important. We are looking for people who have great energy and know how to have fun and be kind, to not only guests but their peers as well.
“Our initial focus is not on guest experience, but actually employee experience first. We know that if we create a work environment where people enjoy being at work, we are going to then have a great guest experience because they are just genuinely happy being there every day. We are working to tailor what we have done in the United States to be successful here in Korea, while still being respectful of Korean norms and practices.”
As previously reported by IAG, Inspire is on track to launch its non-gaming facilities by the end of this year, with the casino to open in early 2024 pending licensing approvals.
When complete, the integrated resort will feature three hotel towers, an arena, a foreigner-only casino, dining, retail, convention and entertainment options, a year-round indoor water dome experience and an outdoor family park.
It will become the second integrated resort to open in Incheon after Paradise City – the latter being a joint venture partnership between Korea’s Paradise Co and Japanese gaming firm Sega Sammy Holdings.