Now Thomas Holbert, a Cosmopolitan parking valet since 2016, has what he never thought would be back within his grasp. “Now I’ve got mortgage payments and car payments — just like everybody else!” All thanks to the Cosmopolitan’s initiative Supporting Our Veterans, a program that hires veterans and nurture them in the workplace. Nearly 300 veterans and their spouses have swelled the Cosmopolitan’s payroll since the program launched in 2016, expanding the ranks of both management and guest services departments, including parking attendants, table game employees and bellmen, plus accounting, human resources and front desk staff, among other positions.
Rev up your celebration engine once again for The Year of the Pig as Chinese New Year fever descends over Las Vegas for a tourist onrush (and economic windfall) that began Feb. 5 and stretches over 15 days. Also known as Spring Festival and Lunar New Year, it’s a holiday that basks in an ever-widening spotlight in our tourist corridor, where catering to Asian visitors grows ever grander.
Twelve years ago this month, the 56th annual NBA All-Star Game roared into town, triggering a mega-wild weekend highlighted by a citywide party, a globally-viewed game and the NBA’s immersion in the Las Vegas community through numerous charitable endeavors.