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Updated: 7/16 2:13 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- MGM Resorts is looking for a few good men and women. The gaming giant hosted a job fair for military veterans to help veterans connect with potential employers.

This is the second year MGM Resorts has reached out to military veterans. This job fair is more intimate than most, so candidates can talk to hiring managers and learn about the company.

There are hundreds of jobs available. MGM Resorts has 14 properties in Las Vegas, so there is a lot of variety in openings, which range from casino operations to food and beverage, and from marketing to sales positions.

Marvella Smith, director of talent acquisition, says hiring veterans is a win-win for their company. "One thing is they have a lot of leadership experience.  They're very adaptable, and they're just ready to be sponges in the organization.  They're learning a new industry, a new job, a new skill set," Smith said.

"This is a shock. It's a shock to the system," said Air Force veteran Greg Piotrowski. "I'm used to security and used to things being a certain way. Now you're kind of out there interviewing for a job, hoping.  It's definitely a change of pace, but I look forward to it. I'm glad to retire and try something new now in the civilian community."

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