1. MGM Springfield Community Partners Network aims to put women, minorities, veterans to work building casino — and beyond

    MGM Springfield Community Partners Network aims to put women, minorities, veterans to work building casino — and beyond

    Brian Arnold of Springfield is one of about 200 construction workers on the job at MGM Springfield. He spends his days building and setting forms for concrete pours as contractors start hanging the flesh of a casino and hotel complex on the skeleton of steel taking shape at the 14.5-acre site. By the middle of summer 2017, about six months from now, that crew of 200 will swell to more than 700 construction workers. They'll be putting up drywall, installing ceilings, hanging doors, running wire, installing plumbing and more as work on the $950 million casino project hits ...

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