SkillSmart launches its skills matching website to identify and develop talent for the international gaming company’s newest destination resort.

Germantown, MD – Aug 19, 2015 – SkillSmart announced today the launch of mgmresorts.skillsmart.us, a skills matching website that identifies and develops talent for MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) at its newest resort and casino scheduled to open in the second half of 2016 in National Harbor, MD.

MGM expects to bring nearly 4,000 new positions to the Washington, DC Metro Region with its 24-story resort featuring a 308-room hotel and 3,000-seat entertainment theater, as well as an array of retail and dining venues. Job opportunities at the resort range from casino and hotel staff to managerial and technical positions.

SkillSmart will display high-volume opportunities related to the resort and casino at mgmresorts.skillsmart.us, including full position details for consideration such as prerequisites and required skills. Individuals interested in starting a career with MGM National Harbor should create a SkillSmart profile to view and identify opportunities of interest.

“We’re excited that MGM National Harbor will use our skills matching technology to demonstrate how skills gained from previous work, school or all their life experiences can lead to potential opportunities with MGM,” Mike Knapp, CEO of SkillSmart continued. “We’re committed to providing information so individuals can be successful in a hospitality career while broadening the regional talent pool for MGM,” said Knapp

The website will match users to positions based on the skills and abilities gained from their previous work, education and other life experiences. Using a proprietary skills algorithm, users are matched to positions based on the skill needs of specific opportunities, highlighting where they are a good job fit or where their skills might need improving. Additionally, the site highlights training courses offered by regional education providers, including course details, timing, and more to help users become more competitive for specific opportunities.

While individuals learn how their current skills match to future opportunities for MGM National Harbor, the company gains insight into the available skill sets of the regional workforce in advance of its recruiting and hiring process. With this data, SkillSmart, on behalf of MGM National Harbor, can work closely with education providers to promote existing curricula and develop new content to train the regional workforce.

“MGM Resorts is committed to hiring locally and have partnered with SkillSmart to help us identify a pipeline of qualified, skilled workers within the region,” said Logan Gaskill, Vice President of Human Resources, MGM National Harbor. “We know the talent we need exists within Prince George’s County, and the entire DC Region. SkillSmart enables us to find it – and build pathways to success for those that are interested– in order to staff our newest resort and casino with the best talent possible,” he added.

MGM National Harbor expects to start its recruiting and hiring process in spring 2016. Between now and then, individuals can create their skills profile at mgmresorts.skillsmart.us to identify job opportunities of interest, and learn or improve skills to become better qualified to pursue various positions.

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About MGM National Harbor
MGM National Harbor is a new world-class destination resort in Prince George’s County, Md. being developed by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies. In December 2013, MGM was awarded a license to operate the sixth casino in the State of Maryland. Located just south of Washington, D.C., on the shores of the Potomac River, MGM National Harbor is a fully integrated resort that will include a luxury hotel with 308 guest rooms and suites, a dynamic casino with more than 125,000 square feet of space, a 3,000-seat entertainment theater, high-end branded retail, more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space, and a dozen restaurants from renowned local and national chefs. For more information about MGM National Harbor, please visit www.mgmnationalharbor.com.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.
About SkillSmart
SkillSmart provides a single source of connectivity between employers, job seekers and educators, equipping users with a deeper understanding of their existing skills, market demand for those skills, and a clear pathway to gaining new skills. SkillSmart helps people become better qualified and more marketable by analyzing their skill sets to provide career development. For employers, SkillSmart helps them identify and recruit new talent, and nurture and grow existing talent. For educators, SkillSmart helps them develop curriculum that meets the in-demand skills needs of regional industries. For more information about SkillSmart, visit the company’s website at skillsmart.wpengine.com.

 

For more information, kfriis@skillsmart.us, (301) 938-1784.