As demand for Las Vegas casino resorts continues to increase, many companies are ramping up their hiring efforts. However, some businesses are facing challenges in finding qualified candidates to fill open positions.

MGM Resorts, the leading employer in Nevada and operator of numerous casino properties on the Las Vegas Strip, has rehired the majority of its furloughed employees. However, the company is facing a shortage of staff as some former employees have found new jobs during the pandemic, according to MGM Vice President Randy Goldberg.

The prolonged closure of casinos and slow operations over the past year have led to many former employees seeking employment elsewhere,” said MGM Vice President Randy Goldberg.

MGM reported that it had approximately 42,000 employees at the end of 2020, a decrease of 40% or 28,000 positions from the 70,000 employees they had prior to the pandemic.