LAS VEGAS, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has expanded its commitment to the Boots to Business program that helps veterans transition from military service into management positions at properties owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. Through a Grant of $250,000, MGM Resorts becomes a partner in the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Giving Program, which helps support members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families. The Grant will help identify, recruit and hire veterans into a MGM Resorts management-training program as well as provide deployment support for current MGM Resorts employees who are called to duty, and ongoing support in the form of mentoring and networking.
"We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross in the development and expansion of an innovative program that identifies, recruits and trains recent U.S. military veterans for entry-level management positions at MGM Resorts," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.
The Grant will support the initiative in five communities including Las Vegas, Detroit, Biloxi, as well as Prince George's County, MD and Springfield, MA. In Las Vegas, Detroit, Biloxi, where MGM Resorts has an operational presence, a 12-week management training and transition support program will be offered. In Prince George's County, MD and Springfield, MA, where MGM Resorts is establishing a presence, the Grant will support the identification, recruitment and transition support for veterans into existing community-based employers.
"Our work with MGM Resorts International and the Boots to Business program creates an opportunity for veterans to showcase the talents they built while serving, so that they can use those talents while working for a great company," said Scott Emerson, CEO of the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada. "We applaud MGM Resorts for reaching out to this highly skilled talent pool."
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating 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 the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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