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More than 1,800 Hired at Little Caesars Arena

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More than 1,880 people have been hired to work at Little Caesars Arena in a variety of positions after two successful job fairs were held in Detroit this month. And of those, more than 60 percent are Detroit residents who will begin work when the arena opens to the public in September.

The two public job fairs were held at Joe Louis Arena and hosted by Olympia Entertainment, Delaware North Sportservice and The Professional Group which were hiring for everything from ushers to cooks and crowd managers to housekeepers, among other positions.

Hiring Detroit residents for jobs at Little Caesars Arena is a key goal in our Community Connect program which is designed to help ensure that this transformational project directly supports the Detroit community.

Along with our partner Heritage Development Services, LLC., the Ilitch organization is also conducting comprehensive workforce development and business participation outreach to help ensure local resident and business participation in the construction projects in The District Detroit.

The District Detroit will ultimately account for an economic impact of more than $2 billion by 2020 and create 12,500 construction and construction-related jobs and 1,100 permanent jobs. More than $100 million in income from the Little Caesars Arena alone is expected for Detroit residents, with significant additional income to be created through future private development.

More than 600 skilled-trades apprentices have worked on projects within The District Detroit. To date, the total dollars awarded to Detroit-based or -headquartered businesses is more than $400 million and the amount awarded to Michigan businesses tops $600 million.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions — The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.

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