Casino in Columbus set to open jobs center

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Operators of a casino set to open this fall in Columbus are putting out the help wanted sign.

Penn National Gaming says it plans to open an employment office in Columbus on Monday.

The company expects to hire about 2,000 people to work at the casino.

A company spokeswoman tells The Columbus Dispatch ( ) that Penn National already has hired a few top managers and its next priority is to hire about 600 dealers for table games.

Ohio's first casino is slated to open the week of May 14 in downtown Cleveland. Toledo's casino will open near the end of May.

A fourth site also is being built in Cincinnati.

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