A rendering of the Sycuan Casino expansion.

Sycuan Casino announced Tuesday it has begun to fill over 700 new positions for its hotel and resort expansion in the East County community of Dehesa.

The $226 million project hotel is scheduled to open early next year. It includes a 12-story, 300-room hotel, restaurants, meeting and conference spaces, pool and gardens and a lazy river.

The casino has scheduled a job fair on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the East County Career Center in El Cajon. Additional hiring events will be held Oct. 9 at the South County Career Center and Oct. 10 at Grossmont College.

The new positions will be in Sycuan’s food and beverage, hotel and casino divisions.

In addition to health, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) retirement savings plan, Sycuan offers free transportation for employees using company shuttle buses throughout San Diego County.

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