More than 700 people seeking employment at the Oakland Raiders' future stadium in Las Vegas were victims of a hoax Thursday after a fake flyer was circulated promoting "pre-job recruitment sign-ups."
According to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), "tensions flared" when job-seekers showed up to a meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board under the impression they would be able to apply for jobs at the Raiders' future home in Sin City.
"If folks were brought to the meeting under a false pretense, I think that's too bad, that obviously shouldn't happen," board chairman Steve Hill said.
According to the AP, the flyer "specifically targeted black men and women."
Raiders representatives at the meeting said they have every intention of meeting a "state-mandated 15 percent contracting of small businesses."
Hiring plans are expected to be a point of discussion at the board's next meeting in August.
The Raiders are aiming to finish construction on the new stadium by June 2020.