LAS VEGAS, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Business college students rank MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) among their most admired employers, according to Universum's newly released survey of nearly 66,000 students. In its debut on the list, MGM Resorts landed at No. 40, making it the only integrated resort and only Nevada-based company to rank in the top 100.
"We're pleased that our focus on being an employer of choice as a leading entertainment and hospitality company that provides a spectrum of career paths, is recognized by the next generation of employee and business leaders. We are proud of the success of our Management Associate and Hospitality Internship Programs that for more than 20 years have attracted top students from Universities across the country. Many of our top leaders are graduates of these important programs," said Jim Murren, Chairman & CEO of MGM Resorts International.
The results were announced at The Employer Branding Conference, an annual event held for top executives in Recruitment and Talent Attraction, and reported in the May 9, 2013, edition of Businessweek. (http://www.universumglobal.com/IDEAL-Employer-Rankings/The-National-Editions/American-Student-Survey)
The Universum survey looks at employer branding perception by job candidates, job opportunities, recruiting experience, on-campus recruitment efforts, and learning and development opportunities among other factors.
In addition to the Universum ranking, MGM Resorts has been cited as a Top 50 & 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc Magazine; 40 Best Companies for Diversity by Black Enterprise Magazine; and a Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
A global research and advisory firm, Universum helps top employers excel in recruitment and retention by ensuring improvements to their employer brand. Universum delivers a full range of services in research, strategic consulting and communications solutions that allow employers to understand, attract and retain current and future ideal employees. Universum partners with over 1,200 clients, Fortune 500 companies, and works with 1,500 universities worldwide to conduct research on the career and employer preferences of top talent. On an annual basis, the company surveys nearly half a million students and professionals worldwide. Universum uses those findings to guide leaders in Human Resources, Marketing, Advertising, Strategy and Talent Acquisition. For more information, go to www.universumglobal.com
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.
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