Wynn Resort Files 5,000 Jobs in Preparation of Encore Boston Harbor July Opening
The newest addition to the Wynn Resorts family, Encore Boston Harbor, is scheduled to open June 23. In preparation for the grand opening, the company has filed a total of 5,000 jobs. With little over three weeks left and still much left to be done, 1,500 people are already working full steam ahead. Around 3,500 more have accepted the positions and will begin training shortly, the casino president, Robert DeSalvio, reveals.
The plan DeSalvio aims to bring to fruition involves obtaining a temporary operating certificate by May 31 and having all 5,000 employees start by June 3. The three weeks ahead of them will likely be exhausting, but everyone will have to give it their 110% to ensure the 3-million-square-foot casino is ready for visitors by the given deadline. Encore Boston Harbor will provide 671 hotel rooms. Moreover, there will be 15 fine dining options on the property.
During the Wednesday commission hearing, DeSalvio stated that he was proud of the work they’ve done thus far and was confident there wouldn’t be any delays. Initially, Wynn Resorts planned to hire 5,500 people to run Encore Boston Harbor. The company’s CEO, Matt Maddox, stated earlier this month that the recruiting process was nearly complete, and they likely wouldn’t be extending many more job offers.
Thousands of Jobs for Great Boston Area Locals
As per the host community agreement, Wynn Resorts is required to host job fairs in both Everett and the surrounding cities. Furthermore, the company has agreed to provide training for specific trade and crafts positions, as well as confirmed Everett residents will be considered for all of them, including the highest-paid ones.
The response at these events was phenomenal, and there was no shortage of qualified people prepared to put the $2.6 billion in Encore Boston Harbor Casino.
Overcoming the Final Hurdle
Amidst the chaos regarding the Encore’s opening, the company had one more thing to worry about. Namely, the deadline for responding to the ruling by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was May 31.
The company had paid the $35-million fine but was reluctant to accept the commission’s comments on the current CEO. Still, in order to meet the deadline they had set for Encore, the company chose to pay Matt Madox’s $500,000 fine as well, rather than to file an appeal.
Moreover, one of the measures the commission prescribed involves an independent monitor to review Wynn’s policy changes and oversee Encore official’s conduct after the launch.
With that out of the way, Wynn Resorts is clear to continue with the launch preparations. The 3,500 brand-new employees, on top of the 1,500 already working will begin training on June 3 at the Encore Boston Harbor resort. The company intends to run three “trial launches” — on June 17, June 19, and June 20.