MGM Resorts To Help With Job Placement Program

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on October 21, 2022
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MGM Resorts International (MGM) is partnering with Grant a Gift Autism Foundation-Ackerman Center (GGAF) to help provide employment opportunities to individuals with autism.

The GGAF is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive clinical skills and necessary resources for individuals and families living with autism and other neurodevelopment conditions.

As part of the partnership, MGM has also pledged $1 million to keep the program running over the next five years.

More specifics about the MGM Resorts partnership

In a press release, MGM CEO Bill Hornbuckle said the company must help create pathways to employment.

“As the largest private employer in Nevada, we have a responsibility to contribute to the social and economic progress of our community,” Hornbuckle said.

According to national data, most autistic adults are unemployed or underemployed. Furthermore, they also experience substantial challenges when attaining competitive employment opportunities.

“Our vision for embracing humanity aligns with the incredible work of GGAF as they work to improve the lives of adults with autism in Southern Nevada,” Hornbuckle said.

Training program

A 12-week readiness training program entitled — Working on Occupational Readiness, Knowledge and Skills — will be provided by GGAF to clients. Additionally, the program will help clients learn vital vocational skills and have access to parent empowerment training and other family services.

Once complete, GGAF clients will have the opportunity to apply for open MGM positions that meet specific requirements. Once employed, MGM will provide on-site coaching through GGAF to ensure new employees fully understand their new role.

This isn’t the first time MGM has worked with GGAF. In June, MGM contributed a $140,000 grant while providing volunteers and job placement support.

The Grant a Gift Autism Foundation – Ackerman Center is located at 630 S. Rancho Drive, Suite D, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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