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Bogus flier draws job seekers to Raiders' stadium meeting

A Raiders fan holds up a sign as the Raiders fifth round draft pick is announced in front of the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign Saturday, April 28, 2017. [Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau]

A flier drew hundreds of job seekers to a meeting of the public entity overseeing the construction of the new Oakland Raiders stadium in Las Vegas.

But they found the hand bill was fake and there were no jobs to be had yet as the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board continued to address some of the many items that must be completed before construction on the $1.9 billion project can begin.

Board chairman Steve Hill denounced the flyer after the meeting. But, he says, the attendance "exhibits a real desire on the part of a number of people in the community to go to work."

The Raiders plan to relocate to a yet-to-be-built 65,000-seat stadium near the Las Vegas Strip in 2020. Taxpayers are contributing $750 million to the project.


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