LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas Strip casino giant that announced last month it'll begin charging for parking says it's handing the keys to the program to a Chicago-based company.

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Las Vegas Strip casino giant that announced last month it'll begin charging for parking says it's handing the keys to the program to a Chicago-based company.

MGM Resorts International announced Tuesday that publicly-traded SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at Strip resorts including Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Vdara, Aria, Bellagio, The Mirage and MGM Grand.

The move is scheduled to take place within 60 days.

A statement says SP Plus will hire the casino company's approximately 400 non-union valet employees, and that they'll keep their pay, health benefits, time off and seniority.

Union valet employees at Luxor, Excalibur and Circus Circus won't immediately be transferred to SP Plus, pending negotiations with Teamsters officials.

MGM Resorts says it's all part of a $90 million parking upgrade.