• 04-MAY-2015

Wynn Resorts Brings Together 21 Construction Trade Unions For Unique Career Fair

Wynn Everett Construction Career Fair to be held Saturday, May 9th, in Everett

LAS VEGAS (May 4, 2015)—Wynn Resorts is hosting The Wynn Everett Construction Career Fair on Saturday, May 9th, 2015, that will match representatives from 21 building trades with any non-union worker who has interest in working on the diverse range of union projects that are being built in the region, including the 4,000 union jobs created by the $1.6 billion Wynn Resort in Everett. The event marks one of the few times that the local trade unions have joined in one place to promote union careers.

Members and apprentice directors from the 21 unions will be available for one-on-one conversations with job seekers to discuss which trade is the best match for individual skills, the requirements for joining a union, apprentice programs, the application process and more. The Wynn Everett Construction Career Fair is open to anyone who is looking for a new career or a career  with  better  pay  and  benefits.  Women,  minorities  and  veterans  are  particularly encouraged to attend.

“Wynn is building an outstanding resort in Everett, which means we need 4,000 outstanding workers who’ll be ready to start work very soon,” said Robert DeSalvio, President of Wynn Everett. “People may not realize all the types of union jobs that are available, which is why we’re hosting this event. We hope to see men and woman of all types and all skills who are looking for a lucrative and long-lasting career, not just a job, and who will take great pride in creating one of the Commonwealth’s most iconic attractions.”

The fully integrated Wynn Everett Resort will be the largest single-phase private development in the history of Massachusetts and will require more than 10 million construction hours to be completed—also making the project one of the largest construction-job generators in the Commonwealth’s history. Wynn Everett is committed to using union labor for construction, with the average trade union salary at $35 to $45 per hour. According to union statistics, only four out   of   10  college  graduates  earn  more  money  than  trade   union  members,  making

apprenticeship an attractive option for anyone looking to work on building Wynn Everett. Union apprentices also earn good pay and benefits starting from day one of training.

The trade groups that will be represented include boilermakers, bricklayers, carpenters, floor coverers, elevator constructors, electricians, insulators, ironworkers, laborers, millwrights, operating engineers, painters, pipefitters, plasterers/cement workers, plumbers, roofers, sheet metal workers, sprinkler fitters and teamsters.

The Wynn Everett Construction Career Fair will be held at Everett High School (100 Elm Street, Everett, MA) on Saturday, May 9th, 2015, from 9:00 am until noon. Parking and attendance is free.