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WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -
Under a blazing sun hundreds turned out long before the doors opened at the Wetumpka Civic Center for a chance to land a job at the Poarch Creek Indian casino.
Lemiete Brown was the first in line, the first to show up at 4:30 Wednesday morning!
"Yes! 4:30 this morning because I had heard there would be a crowd here," said Brown.
Many passed the time by texting and trying to keep cool with their umbrellas. Amanda Adams of Eclectic came prepared. Adams brought her own stool to sit on. By 8:30 the crowd had grown to around 250.
"I knew it was going to be hot so I wanted to rest while standing in line," said Adams, who hopes to land a job as a bartender.
By 11 a.m. the number had swelled to around 1,200 and they were still pouring in off the shuttle and on foot.
Casino general manager Cody Williamson knew the turnout would be huge but not quite like this.
The Creeks are spending $246 million on a new hotel and expanding their original casino. Construction started a year and a half ago.
"We didn't think it would be 1,200 this early but we'll manage. Most of them are applying in the casino and hotel," said Williamson.
Ultra McCall was among the first to be offered a job. McCall says she gladly accepted. She'll work in the housekeeping department in the hotel which is expected to open in January.
"I am very happy. I thought at first they would interview me and just have me come back in two weeks but they offered it today," said McCall.
Those standing in line are hungry for jobs and eager to get to work.