Build Your Career While Building Wynn

Wynn Everett is planning a Construction Career Fair on Saturday, May 9th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.. At least 7% of the construction workforce will include women. The typical union job is expected to earn an average of $35 to $45 an hour. Apprentices will earn an average of $20 per hour, plus benefits, while training. Below are the details of the job fair:

Join Wynn Everett representatives and local union representatives at the Wynn Everett Union Career Fair taking place at Everett High School on Saturday, May 9th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.. Talk with many of the local trade unions all in one place about starting a new and exciting career. Wynn Everett is looking to hire 4,000 union construction people to help build their $1.6 billion Wynn Everett Resort.

Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to attend.

Parking and Admission are free.

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Massachusetts communities already spending casino cash

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BOSTON (AP) — The first casino hasn’t opened its doors, but some Massachusetts cities and towns already are spending gambling windfalls.

Fifteen communities have received roughly $5 million from the state’s three licensed casino operators as part of compensation agreements negotiated with the companies.

The payments range from more than $1 million to Springfield to $50,000 apiece to nearby Ludlow, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow and Holyoke.

The payments do not include property taxes, which some of the casino operators have started pay to host communities, or land sales that were needed to begin the developments.

Many communities have designated the casino money for road and intersection improvements to deal with the inevitable increase in traffic.

West Springfield, for example, is spending $665,000 from MGM Resorts International toward the reconstruction of Memorial Avenue, which will be a main access point to MGM’s planned $800 million casino in nearby Springfield.

Longmeadow is also using $850,000 from MGM on streets leading into Springfield. But Town Manager Stephen Crane doesn’t see it so much as a windfall: “We are going to be impacted by traffic and other things from the casino. The funds help, but they will not make the impacts go away. It just helps us manage it better.”

Other communities are finding unique ways to spend the money.

Medford is putting $250,000 from Wynn toward an estimated $1 million memorial to victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Krystle Campbell, who died in the attack, was from the Boston suburb. Wynn is developing a $1.7 billion casino in nearby Everett.

In Plainville, which will be home to the slot parlor Plainridge Park, Town Administrator Joseph Fernandes wants to use the cash infusion to pay for so-called “other post-employment benefits” such as health care for retirees, which has not been adequately funded. That idea will go before voters at the annual town meeting later this year.

The southeastern Massachusetts town has received about $125,000 to date from developer Penn National Gaming and is eyeing about $4.2 million a year in taxes and other payments when the facility opens on June 24.

Springfield hopes to spend the bulk of its more than $1 million initial payment from MGM to jumpstart an early education initiative that’s still in development.

“Early childhood education is very difficult for a city to do on a large scale because you have to make such a long-term investment,” said Kevin Kennedy, Springfield’s chief development officer. “But, in this case, we know that they have a casino license for 15 years, so we can make that investment. It makes sense.”

Springfield expects about $700,000 in property taxes from MGM each year and at least $17.6 million in other payments on top of that, Kennedy said.

Some municipal leaders say they’re still not certain how they’ll spend the windfalls.

“Quite frankly, we have not designated anything specific to be funded with our initial payment,” said Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. “Once we are receiving our annual payments, I am sure there will be a more specific plan for this revenue.”

The Boston-area city received a $1 million initial payment from Wynn and expects just over $1 million annually from the company when the casino opens.

Not all communities affected by new gambling ventures have had the opportunity to plan new investments.

Casino payments for Everett, the host city for Wynn’s glitzy resort, for example, do not trigger until the project breaks ground. The working-class city is due a one-time, $30 million payout when construction starts and then about $25 million a year once the casino opens its doors. But the Wynn development has been delayed as it awaits state approval for its environmental cleanup plan for the former chemical plant site.

Boston, meanwhile, has refused a $1 million check from Wynn as it sues to stop the project. That money is being held in escrow by the state.

Article Written By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press and appeared on MassLive.com

Mayor DeMaria and City of Everett to Hold Everett Works

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett would like to invite all Everett residents to Everett Works: A Labor Trade Fair. Everett Works is an initiative of Mayor DeMaria to connect Everett residents with trade careers that will work on future economic developments in the City, specifically Wynn Everett.

The fair will take place on Wednesday, April 8th from 3:00-8:00PM in the Everett High School Cafeteria, 100 Elm Street. It is open to all residents who wish to gather more information on beginning a trade career, joining a labor union and getting the opportunity to work on the construction phase of the historic Wynn Everett project. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and speak with current trade apprentices about their personal career experiences.

Information on permanent jobs and hospitality careers at the facility will also be available.

Trades that will be represented include the Carpenters Union and the members of Boston Metropolitan District Building Trades Council, which represents dozens of affiliated local trade unions and thousands of working families in Greater Boston area.

In addition to the Trade Information tables, there will also be a short speaking program by Mayor DeMaria, Wynn representatives, and experienced leaders in the trades industries. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact the Mayor’s Office at 617-394-2270.

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Wynn Encore Resort recognized by the Nevada Governor’s Office for introducing energy and water savings measures.

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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — The Governor’s Office of Energy awarded Wynn Encore Resort and Casino a partial property tax incentive lasting 10 years for introducing energy and water savings measures for its 8,283,000 square feet of Las Vegas property.

The resort and casino received the incentive after meeting the “Gold” equivalency standards of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council, which established a rating system for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of green buildings.

To achieve LEED equivalency, Wynn Encore management ordered the installation of more efficient plumbing fixtures and fittings, established sustainability procedures to enhance operations, modified purchasing practices to favor goods with recycled content, and improved employees’ commuting practices.

These efficiency upgrades will save Wynn Encore an estimated 16% in indoor water usage. The energy efficiency measures give the resort and casino a level of energy efficiency that is better than 82% of buildings of comparable size.

The GOE decision to approve the incentive highlights the office’s ability to facilitate cooperation among stakeholders, lead initiatives to stimulate economic development, and attract energy related business ventures that include site development, energy education, and retro-fitting.

Original Article appeared on KNTV.