A very small percentage of the 160,000 people who applied for new positions at CityCenter got some good news starting today.
CityCenter expects to fill some of the positions with employees transferring from within the parent company (MGM Mirage). Of course, not all of the 12,000 positions can be transfers so this will create many new job opportunities. There will also be positions available when existing employees transfer out of their current MGM jobs.
The first phase of CityCenter is scheduled to open this December.
Some sobering statistics about people out of work in Las Vegas and Nevada:
- The unemployment rate in Las Vegas is 13.4%
- Statewide that figure is 13.2%
- There are 182,000 unemployed workers in Las Vegas
- This is double the number we had at this time last year
The Feast of San Gennaro Festival starts today and runs through this Saturday. Visit the official website to buy tickets and get discount food coupons.
When we lived in West LA we would wake up every Sunday and walk across the street to the farmers market just off Santa Monica Blvd. There was always fresh fruit, produce and other neat little vendors to buy from. We just assumed that this activity was a thing of the past when we moved to Las Vegas.
So imagine my glee when I read about the Molto Farmers Market. The market is the brainchild of casino restaurant chefs who wanted to source locally grown ingredients. They started sourcing from a few local growers and soon had a network of over 28 producers. Recently they made the market open to the public!
They’re not open on Sunday, but Thursday seems as good a day as any to buy from the same producers that supply the expensive casino restaurants.
Molto Vegas Farmers Market
7485 Dean Martin Drive, #106
Open 11am to 1pm every Thursday.