MGM National Harbor Employment Center Opens
$4 Million Refurbished Center Offers Onsite Career Support
to Fill 3,600 Jobs through Opening
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., (June 20, 2016)
– MGM National Harbor
, the destination resort, which opened in Prince George’s County, Md. in the fourth quarter of this year, today announced it has completed its $4 million refurbishment of the once-vacant Thomas Addison Elementary School and reopened it as the MGM National Harbor Employment Center. The resort’s executives celebrated its grand opening with state and local officials, including Maryland State Senator C. Anthony Muse and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.
The Center will serve as the ongoing training and recruitment facility for MGM National Harbor. It is also home to the Prince George’s Community College Dealer School, Poker School and MGM National Harbor’s human resource and workforce teams, who conduct talent screening, employment processing and skills training. MGM National Harbor’s employment center will begin to take appointments for interested candidates beginning, Friday, June 24 during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., by calling 301-971-5700.
“We are excited to open the MGM National Harbor Employment Center,” said Logan Gaskill, vice president of human resources, MGM National Harbor. “With so many opportunities available across various departments, we will now have a dedicated resource center to prepare and train thousands of residents interested in pursuing one of the 3,600 available careers.”
The destination resort will begin to hire for a wide variety of hospitality positions including food and beverage, casino, security, marketing and hotel operations, valet, convention services, theater operations, and retail in July.
Lorenzo Creighton, president and COO, MGM National Harbor, said “Thanks to our minority business partner, Gilford Construction, we were able to restore a piece of Prince George’s County history, which will serve as an important career resource for the community. We can all relish in this great accomplishment.”
The school was abandoned for nearly five years before the Prince George’s County Board of Education approved the request by MGM National Harbor to take ownership and restore the 24,000-square-foot space that sits on 7.3 acres of land. As part of the agreement with Prince George’s County, MGM National Harbor will return the building to the Oxon Hill community once it is has completed its use as the employment center.
The renovation project was awarded last year to Gilford Construction
, a veteran-owned company and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) based in Prince George’s County, Md. Gilford Construction is among more than 125 MBEs engaged in the MGM National Harbor project, highlighting MGM’s continued efforts to work with local businesses that reflect the diversity of the community. Today, the center features most of the school’s original structure and some special tiles that were handmade by students of the elementary school.
For a list of openings or to apply, visit MGM National Harbor careers page
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About MGM National Harbor
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor has an unrivaled setting offering stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort, which opened December 8, 2016, sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington's Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. For more information and reservations, visit mgmnationalharbor.com
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls, and holds a 73 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (HK: 2282), which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is named among FORTUNE® Magazine's 2016 list of World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.