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September 23, 2014

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CityCenter plans to hire hundreds today at job fair

CityCenter is looking to walk away with hundreds of employees after today’s food and beverage job fair.

The company is interviewing today to fill several positions in its food and beverage department, including assistant executive stewards, bakers, banquet management, buspersons, cooks, food servers, fountain workers, kitchen management and restaurant management.

The job fair will run until 3 p.m. at CityCenter’s Career Center, behind the Mirage, at 3549 Industrial Road. Officials initially said all appointments must be scheduled by Wednesday but a spokesperson said today that applications are still being accepted and recruiters will see some walk-ins. CityCenter has made an estimated 300 appointments for today’s fair.

CityCenter officials said although the company doesn't know exactly how many people will be hired during today’s fair, the company will be hiring for “hundreds of positions.” Start dates for those who are hired will begin in September, ramping up through December.

MGM Mirage announced in December that it was seeking more than 12,000 workers to fill positions at CityCenter and other company-owned properties. In January, CityCenter recruiters said they expected 100,000 applications for the 12,000-plus jobs. The resort has since received nearly 140,000 applications and conducted an estimated 40,000 interviews. A spokesperson said CityCenter will host two or three more job fairs before the property’s opening.

CityCenter made its last appearance at a job fair in May at the Opportunity Boulevard Summer Career Fair, where more than 5,000 people stood in line for a chance to speak with recruiters from CityCenter and 50 other companies and schools.

Recent employment announcements from properties like CityCenter and Hard Rock have been rare occurrences in Vegas’ tough economy. Hard Rock held a job fair last month to hire 800 workers for its $750 million expansion.

Nevada’s unemployment rate rose to 11.3 percent in June, passing the previous record of 10.7 percent set 27 years ago in December 1982.

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