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World of Concrete returns, but recovery for convention workers isn’t set

The dormant convention industry hurt other workers whose jobs rely on tourism, too. Casinos and hotels rely on convention attendees to fill the gaps between weekend visitors. Blitsch called the return of conventions the “catalyst to finish the reopening of Las Vegas,” and said that a revival of the industry would allow more Culinary Union workers, hospitality workers and entertainment workers to return to their jobs, too. One quarter of all jobs in Las Vegas were in the tourism sector, as of 2019.

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