More than 12,000 jobs up for grabs at Vegas project

Some ways of earning dough don’t change all that much in Sin City. The guys who line the Strip, shoving those little nudie girl cards at you with that annoying flicking noise, are still there even in January — a dead time for tourism. And by the end of my stay I simply said “No timeshare” whenever a suit approached me with discounted show tickets. vegasworkers2

But what surprised me? All of the construction workers. I watched a huge shift change at MGM Mirage’s $9.1 billion CityCenter, a mix of casinos, hotels and condos set on 67 acres between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts on the Strip. It’s scheduled to open at the end of the year. One construction worker said there was still a wait list for jobs at the union hall, but all in all, most folks in his industry were busy. Another said work would slow soon because of the economy (profits are down at casinos) and project delays at the site.

But CityCenter is hiring. Its Web site says it is taking applications to fill more than 12,000 jobs and says that makes it “the largest single new employment opportunity currently offered by any corporation in the U.S.” Jobs include: hotel and casino operations, retail, entertainment, finance, human resources, security and food/beverage. Start dates begin in September and go through December.

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