Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 | 1:50 a.m.
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Map of 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.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.