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Thousands of jobs still up for grabs at MGM Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

It’s Day two of MGM Springfield’s first mass hiring event.

While some people have already punched their ticket for a new casino career, thousands of jobs still need to be filled before the casino opens its doors August 24th.

MGM told Western Mass News that in this week alone, more than 200 people are expected to have new jobs.

However, it’s important to note that this is an event only for those who have already been contacted by MGM for an interview after filling out an application.

MGM says there will be no walk-ups available at this event. You must first apply online before being eligible for a possible interview. Walk-ups will be directed to the Career Center on Columbus Avenue for any assistance in the hiring process.

That being said, there are 3,000 jobs across dozens of positions available at the casino. More than a third of those jobs will be filled by Springfield residents. MGM said they are committed to making this happen.

In fact, every Springfield resident applicant meeting minimum qualifications for a position was sent an invitation this week to this mass hiring event.

This week’s event focuses on security, cage operations and some of the food and beverage positions.

The casino does not want people to get discouraged if you don’t get the job you wanted. When applying, you can put in for up to 3 different positions, though the ratio of applicants in some jobs is 10 to 1.

If you miss out on this first hiring event, the casino adds that there are still plenty of opportunities to come. For instance, in June a second mass hiring event will be held. The focus then will be on hotel, finance, environmental services, property maintenance and additional food and beverage jobs.

Qualified Springfield residents will also receive invites to that event.

Those interested can apply online. If you meet the qualifications, you may get a call.

For more information on how to enroll in the gaming school, click here

MGM Springfield will officially open August 24th, about 3 and a half months from now.

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