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Cosmopolitan to fill thousands of openings with virtual job fair

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Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas debuts its signature marquee featuring full-bleed videos on Aug. 3, 2010.

Map of Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. , Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is ramping up its hiring process with a virtual job fair today in an effort to fill thousands of open positions at the resort.

The virtual job fair will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Cosmopolitan’s website, in place of a traditional, in-person job fair. The event will allow jobseekers to interact with recruiters and learn about open positions through video discussions.

The $3.9 billion resort owned by Deutsche Bank plans to employ about 5,000 workers by its mid-December opening. Sherry Harris, chief strategy officer at Cosmopolitan, said Cosmopolitan already has made between 500 and 700 job offers.

Harris said the virtual job fair format will allow applicants to connect from any location, rather than forcing them to travel to Las Vegas to stand in line for a chance to speak to a recruiter for only a few minutes. Harris said Cosmopolitan isn't planning on hosting an in-person job fair.

“This is fitting for us because for a lot of the new workforce that we are appealing to, this is very comfortable for them. This is how they discuss, interact and engage with each other,” Harris said.

Those interested in participating in the online job fair must apply on Cosmopolitan’s website before the job fair. Once logged into the virtual job fair, candidates will find exhibitor booths, opportunities to chat with recruiters and presentations from department executives.

The Cosmopolitan’s website lists a range of open positions in departments such as casino operations, food and beverage, front desk, housekeeping and security. Most administrative and executive-level positions have been filled.

“We’ve been very deliberate about balancing our need for both skill, match and fit,” Harris said. “We want people that are really going to bring that high level of engagement that we are requiring to produce the great guest service that we want to offer.”

Following the virtual job fair, select candidates will be asked to complete assessments and could be called for auditions and one-on-one interviews. Harris said Cosmopolitan will be making job offers from now through December, with start dates varying by department.

The 2,995-room, 50-story resort-casino between the Bellagio and CityCenter is planning a soft opening Dec. 15 with a grand opening celebration on New Year’s Eve weekend.

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  1. How cool is this! This company is with the times. I want to change jobs and hopefully, I will be hired. Smile...

  2. Sounding like the spin City Center put out.

    And how many of those hired will actually LIVE in Las Vegas??? Or will they, too, pull the City Center stunt of hiring from out of state AND out of the country?

    And agree with z_white_knight: don't apply if you are over 50.

  3. A hotel without a casino reminds me a of motel without casino. A luxury hotel without casino means high rates are inevitable. Casinos with hotels adjacent can somewhat subsidize their rooms, a hotel without casino simply can't. A hotel without a casino in the midst of Las Vegas to me is somewhat weired. People going on a vacation to Las Vegas like the casino atmosphere in the lobby. Unless the hotel is designed and made for people that must come to Vegas but actually hate gaming , it would be somewhat legitimate.

    From Switzerland

  4. Or did I confuse something here? Is this one getting a casino? Is the Viagra hotel the one that has only rooms, restaurants, shops and a SPA? :)

    Sorry for the confusion, but in this war things are getting mixed up from time to time :)

    From Switzerland

  5. Boris:

    Yes, the Cosmopolitan will have a casino.

    The MGM-operated Vdara next door is a "boutique hotel" and does not have a casino, but it does have a "death ray":

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

  6. At less than 10% unemployment, the working class are virtually slaves. But at 14.5% and rising...???

    In Las Vegas, there's always a catch.

    I'm guessing that this ploy is in conjunction with yet another hidden agenda.

    We'll see. as this latest LV sham plays out.

    Online fair? Hello, 10 zillion unemployed Californians for starters...

    Hidden co-op among banking to move housing inventory (temporarily, of course), government unemployment office (like posting imaginary jobs at Job Connect) or another hidden tax break for MGM?...we'll see.

    It's been one shallow ploy after another, each dumber than the last...

    Hope I'm wrong, but haven't been so far.