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Hundreds furious over misleading job flyer

Posted at 10:59 AM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 10:55:21-04

A controversial flyer led many to believe a job fair was being held before Thursday's meeting about the $1.9 billion Raiders stadium. Now many are furious about who will get hired to build the structure.

At one point ahead of the meeting, Las Vegas police was called to block off the main entrance into the parking lot because so many people showed up. Hundreds of prospective workers showed up in hopes of landing a job on the stadium or other projects. Most of the people initially in the audience didn't even realize there was a stadium meeting going on.

The Laborer's Union got word of the flyer and had applications available, but there were no immediate jobs for the people that came down.

Several union representatives, as well as people for both the Urban and Latin Chambers of Commerce, said the flyer was very misleading and criticized the man who sent it out.

Stanley Washington, the man who put out the flyer, says he wanted to make sure his community was prepared once the jobs were available.

"I don't know why they would think they would just come down here and get a job today. The flyer doesn't say that it doesn't work that way," he said. "These are full apprenticeship jobs. So if there was any confusion or misunderstanding, they can get over that."

The stadium authority says it is still working on the community benefits agreement that would address minority hiring on the stadium project. A preliminary draft of that document is reportedly done and expected to be presented at the meeting next month.