The President and CEO Bill Hornbuckle of MGM Resorts International recently announced a $1 million pledge to a Las Vegas autism foundation in an effort to provide job training and employment opportunities for adults living with autism. The donation will be collected by Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, a non-profit organization focusing on improving the lives of those living with autism.

According to Bill Hornbuckle, MGM’s pledge will enable the Foundation to expand its services and reach more people with developmental disabilities eager to start their careers. The funding will be paid out over five years and will go towards the Foundation’s job training programs, designed to equip adults living with autism with the skills they need to land a job at MGM properties in Las Vegas.

The MGM is committed to creating inclusive and diverse communities. This pledge is the latest in a long line of initiatives they have taken to ensure their employees are supported. This commitment includes providing accommodations for those with disabilities and implementing a policy of equal pay for everyone regardless of race, gender identity, or disability.

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is thrilled by the news and is thankful for MGM’s commitment to creating employment opportunities for adults living with autism.

“This generous donation from MGM Resorts International demonstrates their commitment to providing job training and employment opportunities to our community,” said Executive Director of Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Brian Hager. “We are so grateful for this generous grant & look forward to working together to create opportunities for individuals with disabilities.”

CEO Bill Hornbuckle says that the Idea of a gift took shape after hearing stories from individuals with autism and their families. His wife, Wendy, was mainly dedicated to a Gift organization that had a mission of helping those living with autism.

“At MGM Resorts International, we believe every individual must have the opportunity to reach their potential, & we are dedicated to creating an inclusive workforce,” said Hornbuckle. “By partnering with the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, we can create meaningful employment opportunities for adults living with autism. We are proud to be part of this important effort.”

The Grant, a Gift Autism Foundation, will help coordinate job training programs and workshops on job readiness specifically for MGM. And will also assist in finding employment opportunities for those living with autism at MGM Resorts International, which employs about 55,000 people in Las Vegas.

The training for each participant will go through 12 weeks of job readiness training. After completing their training, individuals can apply for jobs at any MGM property in Las Vegas.

MGM runs more than ten casino resorts, including Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Aria, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Park MGM, Mirage, Luxor, Excalibur, and Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. These resorts employ thousands of people and offer a wide range of career opportunities. The goal is to create an inclusive workforce that celebrates every individual’s potential. This commendable initiative inspires hope for the future of adults with autism and those with disabilities.

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