MGM Springfield opens career center, “hub for hiring” casino employees


ASHLEY: THE’VE STARTED THE HIRING PROCESS AT MGM SPRINGFIELD. 22NEWS REPORTER TAMARA SACHARCZYK JOINS US WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO WORK AT THE CASINO. TAMI: MGM SPRINGFIELD HELD THE GRAND OPENING FOR THEIR CAREER CENTER TODAY. THIS IS WHERE EVERY EMPLOYEE WILL FILL OUT PAPERWORK, INTERVIEW, AND ULTIMATELY, GET THE JOB. IT’S A ONE STOP SHOP FACILITY, SO REALLY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET A JOB AT MGM SPRINGFIELD. THOUSANDS OF PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES WILL WALK THROUGH THESE DOORS WITH AN APPLICATION, AND WALK OUT WITH A JOB OVER THE NEXT 10 MONTHS. MGM SPRINGFIELD’S CAREER CENTER IS OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS, AND IT’S BEING DESCRIBED AS A HUB FOR THE HIRING PROCESS. TAMARA SACHARCZYK: THIS CAREER CENTER WAS DESIGNED TO HELP PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES THROUGH THE HIRING PROCESS. IT WILL HAVE EVERYTHING FROM TRAINING ASPECTS TO A COMPUTER LAB, WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEE THE JOBS THAT ARE AVAILABLE, THEN APPLY FOR THEM. MIKE MATHIS: THE GOAL OF THE CAREER CENTER IS TO GET APPLICANTS THROUGH OUR PROCESS AND INTO JOBS AT MGM SPRINGFIELD. MGM SPRINGFIELD PRESIDENT MIKE MATHIS TOLD 22NEWS THEY’RE ALREADY HIRING 45 H.R. POSITIONS TO STAFF THE CAREER CENTER. MASS HIRING EVENTS WILL BEGIN IN JANUARY.. WHICH IS WHEN MOST OF THE CASINO’S 3,000 EMPLOYEES WILL BE HIRED. MIKE MATHIS: WE HAVE LINE LEVEL JOBS, WHICH ARE REALLY MORE OF THE SERVICE JOBS, AND THEN WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT JOBS. WE HAVE DATABASE ANALYSIS, ENGINEERS, WE HAVE COMPUTER GRAPHIC PROFESSIONALS, WE HAVE EVENT PLANNERS. UNDER THE HOST COMMUNITY AGREEMENT, 35% OF THOSE EMPLOYEES WILL BE FROM SPRINGFIELD, AND 90% FROM A COMBINATION OF SPRINGFIELD AND THE GREATER REGION. MGM SPRINGFIELD SAID THEY’RE STILL SET TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER.. BRUCE STEBBINS: WE’RE HAPPY THAT THEY’RE STILL KEEPING TO THE TIMELINE THAT THEY LAID OUT A FEW YEARS AGO, AND WE CAN’T WAIT FOR THEM TO OPEN, IT’S LESS THAN A YEAR FROM NOW. TAMI: MGM’S CAREER CENTER WILL BE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, FROM 1 TO 4, THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR. WE HAVE THE ADDRESS ON OUR

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