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CityCenter Workers Get Uniforms

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CityCenter has begun fitting their 12,000 employees into their new uniforms as the December resort openings approach. The 200,000 uniforms are the work of award-winning designers such as Jhane Barnes and some of them are made from recycled materials. For some, the uniform fitting marked the first step out of unemployment.

Nancy Rubins' "Big Edge" at CityCenter
CityCenter is a walkable, drinkable art museum
The Incidental Tourist:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A different, slightly blurry way of looking at the expansive Strip development.

Bill McBeath, president and chief operating officer of Aria, trusts that CityCenter will not cannibalize other Strip properties.
New technology was key behind development of CityCenter's Aria, president says
Monday, December 14, 2009
The doors open Wednesday at Aria, the centerpiece of MGM Mirage’s new CityCenter development. The company turned the keys over to Bill McBeath, a UNLV Alumnus of the Year who joined the company in 1987.
 Jim Murren, the CEO of MGM Mirage and a transplanted New Yorker, stands in front of the Aria at CityCenter, a project he conceived based on what he thought Las Vegas lacked: a world-class urban gathering place for the city's  residents. "We were missing so many important quality of life building blocks -- what I would consider to be not extras but essentials, culturally and medically. The diversity that I grew up with in New York isn't here."
CityCenter: One man's concept of a real city
To Jim Murren, a CEO who had studied art and architecture and lived in New York, Las Vegas needed a true urban center
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Visitors to CityCenter, the Strip’s newest spectacle, will be driven to look up at the glistening glass and steel. It is an inexorable pull, to cock your head backward and take in the sweep of six high-rise towers — including two that lean — that create an urban scene unlike any other. The man who conceived of this place, however, would like to draw your attention to a small park bench. It is found near the center of the 67-acre site, alongside Aria, the flagship high-rise filled with 4,004 guest rooms.

Designer Jhane Barnes looks at a CityCenter uniform. Barnes' menswear has been sold in Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.
At CityCenter, it's not your usual uniforms for workers
Second looks may be needed to spot employees by what they’re wearing
Monday, November 23, 2009
At CityCenter’s 25,000-square-foot uniform distribution center on Dean Martin Drive, Jhane Barnes, a slight woman with squarish glasses and short hair, proudly shows off clothing racks heavy with new uniforms.
Food workers prepare to serve 400 newly hired employees during the "Day of Delight" event hosted Saturday at the Mandarin Oriental.
CityCenter hotel welcomes new employees with gala
47-story Mandarin Oriental hotel and residence scheduled to open Dec. 4
Sunday, November 22, 2009
One of CityCenter’s properties held a special event Saturday to welcome its 400 new employees. Mandarin Oriental’s Day of Delight included performances by local entertainers and a parade to show fans from all of the properties in the worldwide hotel group.
Soon-to-be employees check in at CityCenter Career Center on Sept. 21.
Eager to get to work
THE ECONOMY: Struggle to find jobs led these six people — and 11,994 others — to CityCenter
Sunday, November 8, 2009
When MGM Mirage’s $8.5 billion CityCenter resort opens next month, its financial and artistic merits will be debated the world over.
CityCenter Uniform Attendant Anthony Richardson takes down Gabriel Bustamantez size information Wednesday at the CityCenter Uniform Distribution Center in Las Vegas. CityCenter properties begin opening December 1.
CityCenter employees receive uniforms, gear up for opening
Getting outfitted with new work attire symbolizes fresh start for those coming off unemployment
Thursday, October 29, 2009
With CityCenter’s first opening date just a month away, thousands are gearing up for new jobs at the property. CityCenter brought hundreds a step closer to work on Wednesday as it handed out uniforms to new employees. For those who have been out of a work, the uniform is symbolic of the beginning of new opportunities.
Job applicants check in at the CityCenter Career Center on Industrial Road Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.
160,000 applications later, CityCenter makes job offers
THE ECONOMY: Most employees will start work in November for opening the following month
Monday, September 21, 2009
For 23-year-old Mollie Ehrman, Monday meant a new start in a new city. Ehrman received a job offer for a salon receptionist at Aria at CityCenter’s employment center. It made her decision to move to Las Vegas finally official. The $8.5 billion complex on the Strip was extending offers to between 500 and 700 people.
CityCenter to begin making nearly 12,000 job offers Monday
Friday, September 18, 2009
CityCenter will be extending employment offers to roughly 12,000 employees Monday in preparation for a December opening. The first new employees are expected to gather at CityCenter’s employment center to receive and celebrate their official offers.
The Aria hotel is shown on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009.
CityCenter's Aria resort to hire 350 workers
Two-day job fair planned for later this month
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Hospitality management firm The Light Group said today it will be hiring 350 people for its three food and beverage locations at CityCenter’s Aria Casino and Resort. The company will begin its hiring process with a two-day job. The Light Group is looking fill positions for hosts, promoters, security, bartenders, cooks, food runners, buspersons and pantry workers at its Union Restaurant, Haze Nightclub and Deuce Lounge.
CityCenter might budge the jobless rate. Budge.
LOOKING IN ON: BUSINESS:
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Las Vegas’ economy is going to need more than CityCenter’s opening — and massive hiring — to rebound to pre-recession employment levels, a local economist says.
A view of MGM Mirage's Aria as seen from the Panorama Towers in February.
CityCenter's Aria to protect blackjack dealers from smoke
Friday, August 21, 2009
Go ahead, blow smoke in your blackjack dealer’s face. If you’re playing at the soon-to-open Aria at CityCenter, they will hardly notice. That’s because Aria’s blackjack tables will be equipped with an air curtain that shoots straight up from the table, dividing dealer and players. That’s the next-to-best thing Aria could do to protect dealers’ health, aside from not allowing smoking in the casino, said Cindy Ortega, senior vice president of energy and environmental services for MGM Mirage, an owner of CityCenter.

The Mandarin Oriental has begun hiring in preparation for a planned opening in December. The top manager will personally interview everyone on staff.
For CityCenter’s nongaming Mandarin Oriental, service is ‘be-all, end-all’
Guest experience to start with ride to 23rd-floor ‘sky lobby,’ greeting by name
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Employees at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, which opens Dec. 4 at CityCenter, are not allowed to point. They must escort guests to their destination rather than simply signaling or telling them how to get there. This small detail is one of many that Mandarin Oriental executives hope will set a new standard for service in Las Vegas. Customers who walk into the receiving lobby off the Strip will be escorted to the main lobby on the 23rd floor, where they will be greeted by name.
CityCenter hotel begins search for 500 workers
economy:
Monday, July 20, 2009
CityCenter’s Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is accepting applications to fill more than 500 jobs, the hotel announced today. The non-gaming, luxury hotel will be hiring for a variety of positions including in food and beverage, hotel operations, spa and fitness, finance, facilities and security.
Bernard Ibarra, left, executive chef of the Aria resort in CityCenter, interviews chef John Tormey during a food and beverage job fair at the CityCenter Career Center on Thursday. Tormey had just been laid off this morning from his job at The Terrace, a wedding and events business in Henderson, he said.
A look inside CityCenter’s application mill
THIS PLACE:
Friday, July 17, 2009
In a sense, CityCenter is a series of giant math problems. Here’s one: how do you divide 12,000 by 145,000? A calculator won’t help, because that’s 12,000 jobs and 145,000 people applying for them.