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Event Showcases Careers In Resort Casino Industry

One of the companies competing for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts is holding a career fair to show off the types of jobs being promised

   MGM Resorts brought about 30 of its employees from Las Vegas to Springfield to spend two days talking about what they do  in hotel operations, food, entertainment, finance, security and, of course, gaming.  Yvette Morales, who is college, said she was impressed by the career possibilities at a resort casino

   Each of the four casino operators competing in western Massachusetts has said their projects will result in roughly 3,000 permanent jobs.  And, each has pledged to fill the majority of the positions by hiring locally.

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