Hundreds of vacancies remain

Las Vegas' Fontainebleau, Durango resorts seeking to fill remaining job positions ahead of December openings

Fontainebleau Las Vegas
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The countdown to the opening of the Fontainebleau and Durango casino and resort properties in Las Vegas is underway, and with just weeks left, hundreds of job vacancies remain at the establishments.

Fontainebleau plans to hire 7,100 individuals, with 6,500 expected to join by the opening on December 13th. The property is already on track to meet that target, having employed approximately 5,000 as of mid-November, according to Marc Tricano, Fontainebleau's President.

"I feel very confident in our ability to recruit and retain... leading with culture and people," Tricano told Nevada gaming regulators, underscoring the advantages of being privately owned. Fontainebleau offers employee benefits like weekly pay, hourly holiday pay, and wellness programs.

Durango Casino Las Vegas

Meanwhile, Durango aims to have 1,700 employees by its December 5th opening, having already recruited 1,400 individuals, with a significant portion joining from Red Rock Resorts and Station Casinos. Employee benefits at Durango include free healthcare and medical and dental facilities.

“We continue to operate in a culture of family. Family takes care of family,” said Scott Kreeger, President of Red Rock Resorts and Station Casinos, during a September meeting. “Thirty percent of our staff has a tenure of over 10 years, which we’re very proud of."

Fontainebleau's developers secured a substantial $2.2 billion loan to finalize the project this year, adding over 3,700 rooms and 550,000 square feet of convention space to the Vegas Strip's north end. The resort is set to debut after almost two decades of construction and several pauses due to economic downturns and ownership changes. 

"Fontainebleau Las Vegas will set the stage for a new era of luxury hospitality," stated Jeffrey Soffer, Development Chairman and CEO, emphasizing the property's innovation and opulence, in September 2023.

Meanwhile, Durango Hotel and Casino, a $750 million venture, will debut with 200 hotel rooms, a casino space, and ample meeting areas. Fontainebleau's significant appointments in September included John Helderman as CFO and Stacie Michaels as Chief Administrative Officer.

The properties are actively recruiting to fill the remaining positions through job fairs and specialized hiring initiatives.

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