MGM Resorts International Expands Support For Veterans Hiring Program Partnership With American Red Cross
Boots to Business to be Expanded to Host Communities
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Las Vegas, June 26, 2013 - MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has expanded its commitment to the Boots to Business program that helps veterans transition from military service into management positions at properties owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. Through a Grant of $250,000, MGM Resorts becomes a partner in the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Giving Program, which helps support members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families. The Grant will help identify, recruit and hire veterans into a MGM Resorts management-training program as well as provide deployment support for current MGM Resorts employees who are called to duty, and ongoing support in the form of mentoring and networking.
"We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross in the development and expansion of an innovative program that identifies, recruits and trains recent U.S. military veterans for entry-level management positions at MGM Resorts," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.
The Grant will support the initiative in five communities including Las Vegas, Detroit, Biloxi, as well as Prince George's County, MD and Springfield, MA. In Las Vegas, Detroit, Biloxi, where MGM Resorts has an operational presence, a 12-week management training and transition support program will be offered. In Prince George's County, MD and Springfield, MA, where MGM Resorts is establishing a presence, the Grant will support the identification, recruitment and transition support for veterans into existing community-based employers.
"Our work with MGM Resorts International and the Boots to Business program creates an opportunity for veterans to showcase the talents they built while serving, so that they can use those talents while working for a great company," said Scott Emerson, CEO of the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada. "We applaud MGM Resorts for reaching out to this highly skilled talent pool."
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. In addition to its 51% interest in MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino, the Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Leveraging MGM Resorts' unmatched amenities, the M life loyalty program delivers one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges and personalized rewards for guests at the Company's renowned properties nationwide. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world. MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company's commitment to sustainable development and operations.
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