MGM Springfield Kicks Off Major Job Recruitment

More than 250 job descriptions now online for 3,000 positions

SPRINGFIELD (MA) September 25, 2017 – As MGM Springfield moves toward a fall 2018 opening, it is launching a local media blitz designed to attract people looking for career opportunities with the entertainment destination at the forefront of the city’s downtown renaissance. With messages such as "Stomach Meet Butterflies" and "Roar With Us, New England," the multi-channel integrated media campaign includes billboards, digital, social, television and radio.

Michael Mathis, MGM Springfield President said, "MGM Springfield is creating thousands of jobs for people who want to work with a company that is the global leader in entertainment. MGM employees become part of a larger culture of excellence, teamwork and showmanship, no matter the career path they choose.”

MGM Springfield will be the newest property under the MGM Resorts International umbrella and first to open in New England. It will invest approximately $90 million in annual payroll and offer a comprehensive package of pay and benefits, with average salaries above $40,000. A majority of MGM Springfield’s jobs will be full-time positions with benefits.

MGM has established a hiring goal for MGM Springfield of 35 percent of the workforce from the City of Springfield and 90 percent from a combination of Springfield and the region. The company touts a diverse workforce across the globe, with approximately 70 percent of its workforce representing diverse backgrounds.

Wanda Gispert, MGM Resort’s Vice President, Talent & Workforce Development, said, "We need to fill many roles to deliver on the MGM Springfield experience. Employment opportunities at a destination resort are wide-ranging with more than 100 job categories, and hundreds of jobs within those categories, including many not often associated with a resort casino project, such as butcher, master tailor/seamstress, florist and locksmith.

"Our multifaceted diversity and inclusion program is a business and moral imperative and our employees make it the cornerstone of our daily operations. We want MGM Springfield employees to reflect their community, which will ultimately enrich our property and the customer experience. We are deeply passionate about developing our workforce because we know a good career has the ability to lift a family and put them on the path to a brighter future."

With more than 250 job descriptions now online for people to review, MGM Springfield is on pace to receive an average of about 40 applications per position, which include opportunities in information technology, human resources, accounting, security, food and beverage and casino.

Designed to assist prospective employees through the process, MGM Springfield is using the SkillSmart online portal tool to build its database of job seekers and get potential applicants job-ready. SkillSmart helps job seekers evaluate their skills, match them with employment options, and if needed, recommend where they may connect with further educational opportunities.

Additionally, job seekers can learn more about positions and training at these upcoming opportunities:

  • January 2018, MGM Resorts Holyoke Community College Center for Culinary Arts begins to offer credit classes.
  • January 2018, MGM/Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute Gaming School opens in downtown Springfield at 95 State St.
  • February 2018, MGM Career Center opens.
About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. Igniting a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city, the approximately 2 million square-foot development, which combines new construction with revived historic buildings, will offer more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street and superior spa services, inspired dining and diverse retail. MGM Springfield also will feature a luxury cinema, highenergy bowling complex, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. MGM Springfield is scheduled to open in Q3 2018. www.mgmspringfield.com.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 27 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The company is expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts and MGM COTAI in Macau, and debuting the first international Bellagio branded hotel in Shanghai. The 77,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.
 
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