LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We’re just months away from the opening of Resorts World, and with the new hotel and casino comes the promise of thousands of new jobs.
Just south of Sahara near Convention Center Drive, Resorts World has been in the works for years now. Resorts World began the hiring process months ago, interviewing applicants virtually. The focus is on helping bring Las Vegas back from the pandemic.
“I’m thinking it could be great to help out more people to be able to get a job because we are in tough times,” said Corlice Davis, a Las Vegas local.
So far, 400 people are currently employed, but the goal is to have 6,000 employees in place one month before the grand opening. They’ve had about 90,000 applications so far.
Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World, says that most positions, like frontline workers, will be hired 60 days before the opening, including bartenders, valet and dealers.
As for a date, Resort’s World hasn’t nailed down anything yet, but it says it won’t be too far in the future.
“We know we are going to open this summer, so it gives us a little leeway,” said Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World. “We are watching what is going on with the pandemic, and we want to make sure things get better, so again, sometime this summer for sure.”
He notes they are communicating with applicants, so they know where they stand.
“They can do videos and showcase themselves, so we see their personality before coming to the property,” said Sibella. “Our challenge is how do we pick the best thousand employees.”
Resorts World says it’s proud to be able to help so many in the valley find jobs during this challenging time.
The property will combine three Hilton brands into a 3,500-room resort tower and about 117,000-square-feet of gaming. They promise new dining options, luxury shopping, a state-of-the-art theater and nightlife. They also have plans for an infinity pool with spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip.
It’s a big project that will need many employees to oversee its daily operations. To apply, click here.