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Wynn: 5,300 jobs open at Encore resort in Vegas

Las Vegas – Casino mogul Steve Wynn says hiring will begin Sunday for 5,300 positions at his new Encore resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Wynn tells The Associated Press he sees good and bad in the current economic slump, which he thinks is affecting other hotels and casinos more than his high-end Wynn Las Vegas resort.

Company officials say hiring is going to be handled online.

Wynn figures employees at other places might be reluctant to leave jobs to start a new job with a probationary period at the USD 2.1 billion Encore.

But he also says people who’ve been laid off might be looking to find work at what he calls “a joint that’s pretty stable.”

Encore, with 2,034 rooms, is due to open by the end of the year adjacent to the Wynn Las Vegas resort on the Las Vegas Strip.