In September 2015, construction will start on the Shooting Star Casino, a brand new venue scheduled to open in Spring 2016. White Earth Nation plans to hire Native American construction workers and contractors to erect the building in Bagley, Minnesota.
In addition to the entertainment aspect of the project, the Shooting Star Casino is hoped to stimulate the economy in the region and provide plentiful full-time jobs. A casino hires numerous professionals to staff the operation, from host and waitstaff to security team members and pit clerks. Management positions, gaming dealers, and other positions must be filled for a casino to thrive.
Until then, however, the White Earth Nation hopes to bring good news to local construction professionals who cannot find work. The tribe expects to hire a contractor within the next month and get the foundation cemented before the first frost. The casino will include several types of gaming attractions as well as a bar-and-grill style restaurant.
Building Upon Past Successes
The Shooting Star Casino in Bagley will be the White Earth Nation’s second venture in the state. The original casino, located in Mahnomen, is a larger facility that includes hotel accommodations and other amenities. The success of that venture bodes well for this new casino.
Despite the Bagley casino’s remote location, it should appeal to gaming enthusiasts from nearby communities, including those in Minnesota and North Dakota. The jobs it creates might bring more residents to Bagley and surrounding towns, which could inspire a population surge in the area.
Joining the Construction Industry
Projects like the Shooting Star Casino are starting all over Minnesota and throughout the United States. The nation’s recovery from the recession has fueled new construction projects in numerous industries, including hospitality and entertainment. If you are looking for an exciting new career opportunity, there is plenty of growth potential in construction. Additionally, high salaries and the opportunity to work outdoors often draw professionals to this industry. Native American construction workers might want to take advantage of opportunities like the Shooting Star Casino.
Getting Your Contractor’s License
Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to get licensed as a contractor. After you take the required courses and pass the exam, you will receive a contractor license that enables you to work throughout your home state. You can take contractor classes online to accelerate the process and enjoy learning from the comfort of your own home.
If you already work in the construction industry, obtaining your contractor license provides you with more income potential and the opportunity to accept more rewarding jobs. In Minnesota, you can apply for the license under your business’s name and list yourself as the qualifying person (QP). Contractors must complete 14 hours of continuing education every two years to keep their licenses current. Every qualifying person receives a Q number they use to track their continuing education credits.
Starting (or advancing) a career in construction provides you with stable work and a dynamic work environment. To get licensed as a contractor in Minnesota or to take continuing contractor classes, visit the PDH Contractors Academy online and start taking your courses today.