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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.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.