Post Number: 714
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 7:40 pm: || |
MGM Grand Detroit begins taking applications for 1,000 new jobs
By Robert Ankeny
4:40 pm, March 7, 2007
MGM Grand Detroit Casino L.L.C. has opened a Web site where people can apply for jobs at its new casino and hotel scheduled to open in Detroit in the fourth quarter of 2007.
The online address is www.mgm1job.com and will be the first step for MGM Grand Detroit to hire some 1,000 new employees the casino needs before the grand opening later this year.
Individuals will be able to submit applications, choose areas of employment for which they would like to be interviewed and schedule job interviews through the online process.
The employment opportunities and the online address are being advertised on billboards going up in the Detroit area Wednesday, said Deborah Thomas, vice president for human relations.
MGM Grand Detroit plans to hire both salaried and hourly personnel for a variety of positions including administration, environmental services, finance, food and beverage, hotel operations, human resources, marketing, security, table games, valet and wardrobe, Thomas said.
Late last year, MGM Grand Detroit Casino signed a one-year lease on 25,000 square feet of offices plus garage space at 600 Woodbridge near the Renaissance Center for an employment and training center.
The casino said the center will be used to hire and train the new employees that MGM expects for its permanent complex between Michigan Avenue and Grand River, east of the Lodge Freeway.
MGM currently employs more than 2,300 in its temporary casino south of Michigan Avenue between the Lodge and Third Avenue.
MGM Grand Detroit’s permanent casino complex, with a budget of $765 million, is the largest construction project now underway in Michigan. When open, it will include a 400-room hotel, casino, bars, a nightclub and three restaurants.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/a pps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2007 0307/REG/70307004/1035
Post Number: 1655
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:04 pm: || |
Tempting, but I think I make a better player:
Post Number: 108
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:09 pm: || |
I'm sure if that was real money you wouldn't even know what Detroit is.
Post Number: 1656
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:13 pm: || |
Darn. Busted. I am a very good player though.
Post Number: 1391
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:13 pm: || |
At least someone is hiring....it is better than hearing about more layoffs or a company moving out of state.
Post Number: 381
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:17 pm: || |
Couldn't agree more, Bob!
Maybe this casino bit isn't as bad as people thought after all. Maybe this is a point in time where we go from a manufacturing oriented city to a service oriented city. Bring on the casinos, it seems like this is only local industry which is succeeding!
Post Number: 1052
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:24 pm: || |
Cmu, don't forget Pizza!!
Post Number: 207
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:26 pm: || |
I wouldn't mind a part-time gig.
Post Number: 1392
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:33 pm: || |
The thing I love is the fact that (at least according to DetNews, of the 2,500 employed at MGM Grand, half are from the city.
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20070307/U PDATE/703070455/1361
Post Number: 170
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:35 pm: || |
1,000 jobs is nothing to sneeze at.
and some of them will be white collar jobs (e.g., finance, administration, etc.).
Post Number: 3776
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:36 pm: || |
Do folks who work at non-gaming jobs have the same State of Michigan extensive background check as those who are employeed as dealers, etc.?
Post Number: 11390
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 9:17 pm: || |
I guess we can thank Engler, since these casinos came about on his watch.
Post Number: 723
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 9:37 pm: || |
Yeah, SS, they got with Engler and pointed out how having casinos could lead to more poor people losing everything they had and ending up out on the street. He had the classic "Where do I sign?" reaction.
Post Number: 346
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 9:40 pm: || |
as part of the contract to allow the casinos in Detroit 50% of the employees from each casino MUST reside within city limits. Great move to add that in...
Post Number: 5186
|Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 9:46 pm: || |
It sure was. I'd wish more municipalities would more often bargain with business to see what they can get out of them, since, after all, we give these types of places tax breaks out of this world.
Post Number: 715
|Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 9:03 am: || |
"1,000 jobs is nothing to sneeze at.
and some of them will be white collar jobs (e.g., finance, administration, etc.)."
one would only hope there'd be white collar jobs among those...
and you're missing the bigger picture...those 1,000 jobs + the existing 2,500 + what Greektown and Motorcity will hire upon completion + tax revenues for the city + three new buildings = casinos were a great decision for the city
(Message edited by thejesus on March 08, 2007)
Post Number: 483
|Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 10:30 am: || |
Maybe Detroit can steal that away from the Sun Belt...
Post Number: 55
|Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 2:37 am: || |
does anyone work at the casinos now? What is the pay like? Is it possible to go to school and work there?
Post Number: 2718
|Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 4:05 am: || |
The BLS states that the "dealer-type" jobs pay $14K to $40K--much of that as tips (tokes). The slot jobs pay the least.
Post Number: 337
|Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 8:29 am: || |
They need to hire better people than they have now. Maybe even some nice people.
I can't believe the difference between the casinos here and the ones in Vegas.
Post Number: 248
|Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 10:35 am: || |
I agree, the majority of the people i have encountered at the Detroit casino's are very rude compared to those in Winsor.....not a good way to do business.