Las Vegas Sands Partners with Minority Millennials to Build Diverse, Local Talent Pipeline in Preparation for Career and Procurement Opportunities

Procurement Academy Event Being Planned for Spring

Uniondale, NY (February 7, 2023) – Las Vegas Sands today announced a new partnership with Minority Millennials, a Long Island-based not-for-profit organization to build a diverse local talent pipeline for pre-apprenticeships and procurement opportunities associated with Sands proposal to develop a multi-billion-dollar integrated resort and entertainment center at the Nassau Hub.

This partnership will enable Minority Millennials to further their mission of helping young people of color access jobs, build wealth, and become more civically engaged. As part of the collaboration, Minority Millennials will work with Sands to ensure that local students and young professionals are prepared to take advantage of lucrative local career opportunities stemming from the integrated resort.

“Partnerships are the foundation of workforce development, the Sands team reached out to us because they understand the importance of creating and fostering opportunities for young Long Islanders of color, and also of meeting them where they are with any education, training, and recruitment efforts,” said Dan Lloyd, Founder and President of Minority Millennials.  “We are preparing to roll out an extensive campaign to ensure that when these jobs open, our local students, young professionals and emerging entrepreneurs are ready to take advantage of them. The types of jobs and careers that the Sands proposal aims to unlock are the kinds of opportunities that can create real generational wealth within our communities and drive economic growth, equity, and prosperity for Long Island.”

The campaign will lean heavily on social media, but also include in-person events, such as a Procurement Academy for MWBEs, as well as Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SVDOBs); a resume writing workshop; and a pre-apprenticeship fair where local unions and training centers will have the ability to recruit new members for any potential construction-related opportunities. The goal of the multi-pronged engagement strategy is to develop a diverse supply chain supported by local MWBE and SDVOBs, and local Long Islanders who stand to benefit from new contracts and career opportunities.

“From day one our goal has been to foster a strong connection with the community as we build this bid,” said Ron Reese, Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs for Las Vegas Sands. “We’ve been working closely with local organizations such as Minority Millennials who have their finger on the pulse of communities like Uniondale so we can make sure the jobs we create benefit Long Islanders. We are thrilled to start this campaign and demonstrate to the people of Nassau County the types of jobs that this proposal will create.”

The Minority Millennial campaign is primarily targeting students, young professionals, and people aged 40 and under in Uniondale and its surrounding communities. Events and opportunities will also be made available throughout Long Island.

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