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Downtown Grand looking to bring new jobs

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Hundreds of positions will soon be available in downtown Las Vegas. A new hotel project is looking to hire before it opens this fall. However, it's not just the Downtown Grand that could be hanging up the help wanted signs.

So far, Downtown Grand has already employed hundreds of construction workers. They're working around the clock to make sure the hotel opens on time. Once it is open, anyone looking for a job in hospitality should head over there.

The $100 million redevelopment project is expected to be packed with guests. The hotel will have 650 hotel rooms. Hotel officials said it will bring lots of jobs.

"All sorts of jobs," said Zach Conine of Fifth Street Gaming. "There's upper level management and mid level management. There are the extremely important individuals who will be serving tables and who will be cooking food, the bellmen."

Fifth Street Gaming is behind the development of Downtown Grand. The company plans to hire 750 Las Vegans to help with the hotel's 600 slot machines, 30 table games, rooftop pool and 17 bars and restaurants.

"This isn't going to be the Lady Luck," said Conine. "The only thing that really does remain is the walls, a little bit of glass and the luck."

A few blocks down from the Downtown Grand, Sweet Spot Candy Shop owner Paul Balikian is also hoping to cash in. He opened his store three months ago.

"I knew that with all the other projects that were occurring," said Balikian. "Downtown was the right place for me and the right place for my shop."

Right now he mans the store by himself, but if business picks up, he's also planning to hire.

"There's a lot of excitement and a lot of energy and a lot of commitment," said Balikian. "It's extremely exciting for me. I'm excited to see what the future holds."

Hiring managers from the hotel are already showing up at job fairs around town. The company also plans to have its own career fair.

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