DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Caesars is still a little ways off opening their new temporary casino in Danville, but they got started on training their new cohort of dealers back in February.

“Dealers are the job we need the most of so we’re always training new dealers,” said Chris Albrecht, general manager of Caesars Virginia.

Jazavier McLaughlin is halfway through his training.

“Honestly because I didn’t go to college right after high school and I’m still looking for a career, I thought this would be a good career path for me and it’s right here in my city,” he said during Friday’s noon class.

Caesars holds four classes a day at different times to work with trainees’ schedules.

The temporary casino is bringing 450 jobs to Danville, while the permanent casino is expected to bring two or three times that many, says Albrecht. He adds that as part of its agreement with the city of Danville, the new casino has a minimum wage of $15 for all non-tip positions.

“We’re looking for jobs all across the board, dealers are a big one for us but we look for people in finance, marketing, food and beverage operations, IT,” he said.

They have another class starting Monday he says, and are greeting applicants at the community market Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.