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MGM Resorts International has been recognised as a leading disability employer by The National Organisation on Disability.

Announcing that the firm is among 59 organisations that have been named a 2019 NOD leading disability employer, MGM has been honoured for “exemplary disability hiring and employment practices”.

“MGM Resorts has a diverse hiring legacy that spans more than 20 years and we continue to focus on what matters with our workforce,” stated Tony Gladney, vice president of community engagement at MGM Resorts

“As we enter National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, we reflect on our accomplishments but also look toward opportunities to bring more awareness to the value of our disabled community. We are excited and proud to be recognised with this honour.”

Now entering its fourth year, the NOD leading disability employer seal recognises companies that demonstrate commendable employment practices for people with disabilities.

The annual recognition is designed to honour organisations that are leading the way in disability hiring, as well as encouraging additional companies to acknowledge the benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including strong consumer preference for companies that employ individuals with disabilities and greater employee engagement across the workforce.

“These winning organisations understand that by welcoming people with disabilities, they reap the benefits of a more productive and engaged workforce,” added Tom Ridge, NOD chairman governor.  

“The preeminent challenge before us is to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy full opportunity for employment, enterprise and earnings, and that employers know how to put their talents to work. We thank MGM Resorts for their leadership and for their commitment to hiring people with disabilities.”

Last week MGM reached a settlement agreement in the region of $735m – $800m with all plaintiffs involved in the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas shooting.

On that day 58 people were tragically killed and hundreds more injured when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 at the Route 91 Harvest music festival from the Mandalay Bay, with the site remaining closed since the next morning.