NORTHFIELD, Ohio - At 65, Tom Lapuma is old enough to know what he wants and he has the confidence to go after it.
He's one of thousands of northeast Ohio residents hoping to land a job at the new Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park.
But Lapuma doesn't want just any job. He's looking for a part-time position in marketing and promotions.
"I think it's a great opportunity for me and for them to hire me," he said while visiting the company's job fair Thursday afternoon.
Lapuma worked in a factory for 30 years before retiring. Now he promotes car shows during the spring and summer months. Despite the fact that thousands of other people are also trying to get one of the rocksino's 700 jobs, Lapuma's betting he'll get the one he wants.
"People are always looking for good help," he said, "and when they get good help, they keep them. I've been working for 30.5 years in a factory, one job, and they kept me because I was reliable. I was there everyday."
The rocksino didn't hire anyone on the spot Thursday. However, the jobs will be filled soon. Hard Rock is scheduled to open this December.
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