Career Fair held in Springfield for CRRC and MGM Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The line was out the door at the East Springfield Neighborhood Council career fair Monday evening.

Hundreds of Residents waited in the cold for a chance to speak with representatives from MGM Springfield and CRRC. The companies are looking to fill hundreds of vacancies.

Representatives from MGM Springfield told 22News they are currently looking to fill management positions.

“We’re looking to have all of our positions posted by March 1st of 2018 with the hopes of opening on schedule in September of 2018,” said Keith Cosimini, HR at MGM Springfield.

MGM’s goal is to hire 90 percent of its workforce from western Massachusetts.

CRRC is required to hire 50 percent of their employees from the city of Springfield itself, and 90 percent from the greater Springfield area.