Casino starting to show cards

By Geoff Lee

February 7, 2018 1:49 PM

Crews from Superior Building were busy Friday erecting the steel framing for the 31,000 sq. ft. Lloydminster casino at the southeast corner of Highway 16 and 40 Ave. GEOFF LEE LLS PHOTO

The Lloydminster casino is looking more like a sure bet with the installation of the structural steel expected to be completed this week.
The work is being done by crews from Superior Building, who will be working next on the task of framing the exterior walls.
“The framing of the building’s exterior should be completed in about five weeks, when we will move on to sheathing and begin closing in the building,” said the company in an email update Friday.
The construction of the 31,000 sq. ft. building is overseen by Border City Tribal Council, a development partner of the casino, to be operated by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA).
A completion date has yet to be determined, but the casino is expected to create as many as 140 jobs when it goes into operation.
SIGA told the Source they will be releasing more informaiton about job fairs in the community closer to the opening day.
The Lloydminster casino will the seventh that SIGA operates in Saskatchewan, with a total staff of about 1,754 employees in full-time, part-time and casual positions.
SIGA has been named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers in 2018 by Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.
Saskatchewan’s Top Employers is a special designation and an annual competition that recognizes employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
The editors of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers said they picked SIGA because it reaches out to the next generation of talent through paid internships and summer student opportunities.
Zane Hansen, SIGA’s president and CEO, is thrilled about the recognition and what it means for the organization.
“At SIGA, we’re not just providing a job, but meaningful careers our employees can take pride in,” he said.
“To be named a Saskatchewan top employer shows we’re being true to our guiding principles and providing an environment where employees feel supported in their career and personal goals.”

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