ince its inception in 2000, the company’s diversity initiative has resulted in greater inclusion of the Latin community in human resources, procurement and construction.
According to the company’s 2006 Annual Diversity Report, Hispanics comprise 27.6 percent of MGM MIRAGE’s total workforce and 10.4 percent of those who hold manager positions and above. Additionally, the company spent nearly us$ 27 million in biddable goods and services with Hispanic vendors, and us$ 51 million in construction related spending with Hispanic contractors.
The company has also established partnerships with numerous national and local organizations that support the Hispanic business community such as the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, National Council of La Raza, Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce, Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
In order to recruit and develop employees, MGM Mirage offers several training and management development programs, including ESL classes. Additionally, its premier Diversity Champion training program has aided employees in accommodating the growing Hispanic tourism market that has made Las Vegas the nation’s top city destination for Hispanic visitors according to a recent survey conducted by the Travel Industry Association of America.