SPRINGFIELD (MA) April 2, 2018 -- MGM Springfield today announced it has added 75 new postings representing more than 1,000 jobs to the resort’s website. There are about 2,400 open positions for hire today at MGM Springfield. This is the largest employment posting by the new resort, and one of the single largest hiring efforts in Springfield history. MGM Springfield will employ 3,000 employees when the $960 million luxury resort opens on August 24, 2018 in downtown Springfield.
The expanded list includes job descriptions for new career opportunities not previously posted by the resort. Most of the new opportunities are in the food and beverage area, and include cooks and servers. The entire list now includes a diverse array of jobs, including locksmiths, electronics technicians, carpenters and painters. Many postings represent positions not traditionally associated with the casino industry, ranging from human resources and retail management to conference services.
A full list of jobs and detailed descriptions is available at www.mgmspringfield.com/careers.
Michael Mathis, MGM Springfield's President and COO said, "The opportunities at an MGM resort are endless. We know Western Massachusetts has been waiting patiently for the chance to pursue these careers. The time is now. We look forward to meeting many passionate, enthusiastic people interested in bringing MGM Springfield to life."
MGM Springfield has been preparing for this day for years. Since it announced its desire to develop in Springfield in 2012, the resort company has partnered with more than 25 local community organizations to offer workforce training and educational opportunities to prepare the workforce. These efforts included sponsoring the Holyoke Community College Culinary Arts Center, training table games dealers at the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute, developing a hospitality pre-apprenticeship program with Cambridge College, and holding information sessions and career readiness workshops throughout the region.
Marikate Murren, MGM Springfield’s Vice President of Human Resources, said, "People are going to be pleasantly surprised at the wide range of career opportunities available at our resort. We encourage people to consider these dozens of newly posted positions and get in touch with us to join the show. It won't be long before we welcome scores of new colleagues to help us deliver the MGM experience.”
Assistance with Licensing Process
While all MGM Springfield employees will undergo some level of background check, recent regulation updates allow greater eligibility for applicants interested in many of these newly posted positions.
Massachusetts Gaming Law requires that employees working in certain casino job categories be registered or licensed by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) before they can begin work. Once hired, employees who must register will be directed to MGM Springfield’s Career Center, where MGC staff will be available to assist with the employee licensing process.
In February, the MGC updated regulations to eliminate the registration requirement for certain service positions. This update removed the automatic hiring disqualification for past indiscretions, thus allowing more individuals opportunity to apply for exciting careers at MGM Springfield in positions such as front desk representative, cook, kitchen steward, sous chef, and banquet manager.
Alex Dixon, MGM Springfield General Manager, said, “MGM Springfield worked with numerous community groups to facilitate this change and applauds the MGC for considering and approving this policy update. They have made it possible for many more Springfield area residents seeking challenging new jobs to have a legitimate shot at their dreams. Our team is excited to meet these individuals and chart for them a career path in an exciting industry.”
MGM Springfield will be the newest resort in the MGM Resorts International portfolio and the first to open in New England. The resort will invest, directly and indirectly, approximately $100 million in annual payroll and offer a comprehensive package of pay and benefits with average salaries of more than $40,000. The majority of MGM Springfield’s jobs will be full-time positions with benefits.
MGM Springfield established a goal to hire 35 percent of its workforce from the City of Springfield and 90 percent from a combination of Springfield and the region.
For additional information about the available career opportunities at MGM Springfield, go online or visit MGM Springfield’s Career Center located at 1259 East Columbus Ave. 3rd Floor. The Career Center is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 1-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. During those hours, an MGM representative may be reached at 413-273-5052.
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, high-energy bowling complex, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. MGM Springfield is scheduled to open on August 24, 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 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company in 2018 opened MGM COTAI in Macau and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. It also is developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The 78,000 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.