MGM Springfield offering tuition reimbursement plan for gaming school students

MGM Springfield offering tuition reimbursement plan for gaming school students


WITH A MASSACHUSETTS PLATE. BARRY: MGM SPRINGFIELD IS HOPING YOU’LL TAKE A CHANCE ON THEM. 22NEWS REPORTER MATT CARON TAKES US INSIDE THEIR NEW GAMING SCHOOL IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD. MATT CARON: THE SOON-TO-OPEN MASSACHUSETTS CASINO CAREER TRAINING INSTITUTE IS LOCATED AT 95 STATE STREET, ON THE 9TH FLOOR. 22NEWS GOT A PREVIEW TODAY. A ROOM FULL OF TABLE GAMES: CRAPS, BLACKJACK AND ROULETTE. MGM PLANS TO HIRE 450 TABLE GAME DEALERS AND 110 POKER DEALERS, FULL AND PART-TIME, WITH A RANGE OF SHIFTS. THEY HOPE TO HIRE 250 MOSTLY-LOCAL PEOPLE WHO TAKE THE COURSE HERE. SPRINGFIELD RESIDENT ANGEL ORTIZ WAS JUST HIRED AS AN INSTRUCTOR. ANGEL RIVERA, SPRINGFIELD, TABLE GAMES INSTRUCTOR, MGM SPRINGFIELD: I WANTED THIS JOB REALLY BAD. THIS WAS LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME. I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR OF TABLES GAMES. I’VE BEEN IN THE BUSINESS FOR 27 YEARS. I LEFT FOR ATLANTIC CITY AND STARTED MY CAREER AT 18 YEARS OLD AND 27 YEARS LATER, HERE I AM. MATT CARON: MGM SAID YOU DON’T NEED ANY PREVIOUS CASINO EXPERIENCE, BUT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH A GREAT PERSONALITY WHO’S FOCUSED ON CUSTOMER SERVICE. MGM JUST ANNOUNCED THAT IF YOU GET HIRED AND WORK AT MGM FOR AT LEAST A YEAR AFTER IT’S OPEN, THEY’LL REIMBURSE THE COST OF THE SCHOOL. CLASSES START FEBRUARY 26TH. MGM SPRINGFIELD IS ON SCHEDULE

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