10,000 jobs up for grabs ahead grand openings of MSG Sphere, Durango Casino Resort & Fontainebleau

By: Jaewon Jung
Posted at 8:56 PM, Sep 18, 2023, last updated7:00 AM, Sep 19, 2023<

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Major new developments are coming to the Las Vegas valley by the end of this year.

This includes the MSG Sphere, slated to open by the end of September, Durango Casino and Resort, set to open in November, and the Fontainebleau, set to open in December.

Currently, MSG Sphere is looking to fill 3,000 positions. For Fontainebleau, that number is 6,500. Durango Casino & Resort said it has filled about 40 percent of open positions and is now looking to fill 700 more open positions.

“This is probably more of a workers’ market than I’ve ever seen in my 30 years in business,” said economist John Restrepo.

UNLV economics professor Stephen Miller agrees and says this gives workers more power.

“We know in recent months and actually a couple of years now, the labor market has been extremely hot,” said Miller. “The labor has received more power in the labor market versus management. So the management is having to consider higher wages and benefits.”