MGM says a casino in Springfield would create three thousand permanent jobs, ranging from food service and hotel operations to the casino tables themselves says Kelley Tucky, MGM’s Vice President of Public Affairs,”We brought 30 of our employees from Las Vegas here to talk to the folks here in Springfield about the types of jobs that would be available if MGM Springfield is successful in getting the license,” says Tucky.
David Rand has worked for 7 years with MGM.
The Massachusetts native is the Entertainment Director for the company’s Luxor and Excalibur hotels.
He’s got some advice for job seekers,”Come with an open mind, be ready for a lot of different questions, we’ve got a lot of different departments here who are willing to talk to people,” says Rand.
Mike Maloni was one of those job seekers. He came with a dream,”I have an idea of possibly opening a gallery in the retail section of the casino , it’s a big dream, they say casinos are the biggest dream of all,” says Maloni.
Yvette Morales is also looking for a job with MGM,”Most of us here in Springfield need jobs, and having MGM here with us would create a big opportunity to find a job for all of us here and live better lives,” says Morales.
MGM says besides three thousand permanent casino jobs there would be an additional two thousand construction jobs created during the building process.
The career fair continues on Wednesday March 20 from 11am to 7pm at the MassMutual Center.