David McKay - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - MGM Springfield started the process for people searching for a job at their $950 million resort casino expected to open in September 2018.
MGM Springfield is already eager to start building their 3,000 employee workforce for the resort casino slated to be open 23 months from now.
Wednesday, MGM Springfield invited anyone interested to a Career Launch event at the MassMutual Center. City, state, and other community businesses were among over a hundred western Massachusetts residents in attendance. They received information about the recruitment process, timeline and skill requirements. The jobs range from bartenders, waitresses, dealers, to hundreds of others including engineers, graphic artists, sales managers, event planners and lawyers.
MGM Springfield, President told 22News, "We want a lot of Springfield residents to be a part of the MGM family and we want western Mass to be represented. So we can't start that early enough and we want to provide the resources and training to make sure they know what the opportunities are."
Tamon Byrd, of Holyoke said, "I'm here basically to try to you know to get information on how to land a cooking job at the MGM industry and just trying to find a career in the casino business."
Construction on the resort casino is moving quickly with steel beams being put into place where the casino floor is. By next winter crews hope to have the buildings fully enclosed for interior work.
Additional one-hour MGM Springfield Career Launch information sessions will be held at the MassMutual Center on:
- Thursday, October 6th at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.
- Monday, October 10th at 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
- Thursday, October 13th at Noon and 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 11th at 11:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, November 16th at 9:00 a.m., Noon and 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 19th at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
- Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Anyone interested in working with MGM Springfield should attend a session. Click Here to register for free, which is required to attend the session.
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