1. As casino opening looms, MGM Springfield on course to meet hiring goals for diversity, Springfield residents

    As casino opening looms, MGM Springfield on course to meet hiring goals for diversity, Springfield residents

    MGM Springfield officials told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday that they are well on course with the hiring of 3,000 casino employees, as pledged, and with meeting goals for local hiring and diversity. Gaming Commission officials praised the effort and results during its meeting in Boston, occurring as the $960 million resort casino is a month away from opening on Aug. 24. As MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis quipped during the meeting, just before 11 a.m. -- the casino is scheduled to open in "36 days and 3 minutes."

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    1. MGM Springfield has been everywhere.
    2. Overall, MGM Springfield is on track to meet its overall hiring goals of approximately 3,000 employees, 35% city residents, no more than 10% from outside the region, as well as the goals for minorities, women and veterans.
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