Kudos to Encore

During last week’s public meeting at Everett City Hall hosted by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission intending to generate comments on Encore’s lower Broadway expansion plans did that exactly as planned.

What did the public learn?

Wynn has promised 2,000 construction jobs to build the planned auditorium, parking garage and pedestrian walkway across lower Broadway.

Wynn has predicted 800 new permanent jobs in Everett once the job is completed some time in 2025.

That jobs number alone is as good as gold in a working class community like Everett.

What city produces 800 new jobs in a year, let alone in a decade?

What did we learn from the public?

Not everyone is ready to bow down to Encore and say thank you.

There were more than several voices heard at the public hearing who raised questions about the economic prosperity Wynn is promising and whether or not the company will enhance labor practices to coincide with the changing times.

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Looking for a job?

Everett Public Schools, City Hall and Encore with many openings

By Josh Resnek

Everett residents looking for a job need not be scratching their heads.

Between job openings at the casino and hotel and the City of Everett, residents here have upwards of 100 opportunities.

Online listings can vary from day to day, but in their entirety they show a healthy job market of almost limitless possibilities for local residents.

A study of what is available at Encore and the city reveals a host of jobs of all kinds – from highly specialized, to the most basic.

Encore is now looking for an Executive vice president for operation, an entertainment production supervisor, an event sales manager, a security command center dispatcher, a senior banquet steward and a gaming agent to list but a few.

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Encore Jobs Availability Down to 100 Jobs

By Josh Resnek

What began with a dream to employ about 5,200 men and women at the Encore Boston Harbor Casino and Hotel is now down to 100 jobs available, according to the company’s online job listing site.

A wide variety of top paying positions as well as lesser positions need to be filled.

A viewing of the jobsite reveals that the positions range from management, to cleaning, to bartending, to hvac expert, to surveillance and security, to drink serving, to needing to hire a sommelier.

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“Unbelievable” says Encore employee of new facility

by Josh Resnek

An interview of a recent hire who has been going through the pre- opening protocols at the casino and hotel reveals a well oiled machine, spending whatever it takes to have the place ready for Sunday’s opening.

“We have been working long shifts to perfect everything we do,” he said to the Leader Herald. “All my bosses, that is, the people above me in managerial positions all know exactly what they are doing. It is a pleasure to work with such people in so grand a place about to be,” he added.

This employee is from the North Shore. He applied like everyone else at a job fair, and snagged himself a $65,000 a year job training other employees how to take care of visitors to the casino and hotel.

It will be a daunting task as the Encore Hotel and Casino is expected to draw as many as 8 million visitors during its first year of operation. “Many of us stayed with our families in the new hotel last week for an overnight. It was incredible,” said the employee. “We stayed on the 27th floor and it was exotic.” Indeed.

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