In a Nutshell
- Resorts World Las Vegas is soon issuing out job interview invitations to potential employers.
- The company announced 6,000 vacancies and plans to begin sending invitations this upcoming week.
- Currently under construction, the 3,500-room Resorts World Las Vegas is expected to open next summer.
- Valued at $4.3 billion, Resorts World Las Vegas is the costliest property on the Strip, surpassing the $4.18-billion Cosmopolitan.
- The property’s construction and the company’s announcement of vacancies come at a time Las Vegas is facing sluggish tourism.
Within days, Resorts World Las Vegas will issue out job interview invitations to potential employees for the 6,000 spots available at the company. This comes at a time Las Vegas is experiencing a slump in tourism.
This week, Resorts World Las Vegas executive director of talent acquisition and community engagement Lori Calderon said on Linkedin that the company leadership “will begin the process of extending invitations to interview this upcoming week.”
She encouraged interested people to go to the company’s website and apply for jobs. The site has a careers link that allows applicants to create a profile and search for job titles. Additionally, the website allows chats between job seekers and virtual recruiters.
The careers site includes duties and requirements for the vacancies.
The 3,500-room Resorts World Las Vegas is scheduled to open next summer. It is under construction on the west side of the Strip, near Circus Circus and Slots-A-Fun.
The project is a result of a partnership between Hilton Hotels and Resorts and the property’s owner, Genting Group. Valued at $4.3 billion, Resorts World Las Vegas is the costliest property on the Strip, surpassing the $4.18-billion Cosmopolitan.
The property’s construction comes at a time the pandemic has ravaged the tourism industry in Las Vegas. Several resort-casinos, including Park MGM and Mandalay Bay, have closed during the middle of the week due to low consumer demand.
Data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show that midweek and weekend occupancy rates on the Strip are 38.6% and 64.2%, respectively. In October, tourism visitation dropped nearly 50% year over year.
A decline in conventions and large events is to blame for much of the falloff in midweek tourism. These gatherings usually help fill up hotel towers in the middle of the week.
Resorts World Las Vegas will become the second new hotel-casino to open in Las Vegas over several months during the current slowdown. On October 28, Circa Resort opened its gaming areas as an adults-only property in the downtown area. The hotel-casino expects to open more than 500 of its 777 hotel rooms before the close of 2020.
The site of Resorts World Las Vegas is where Stardust Casino previously stood. The Stardust was the focal point of Nicholas Pileggi’s non-fiction book, Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas. The book gives a historical account of events during an era when Mafia figures operated some casinos in the city.
Recently, Pileggi said he misses the intimacy and “magic” of the smaller casinos that existed back then. However, he said the larger new establishments are “spectacular.”