LAS VEGAS, Sept 24, 2008 -- Despite the escalating unemployment rate in Nevada and nationally, Wynn continues to accept applications for 5,300 newly created job opportunities, as it prepares to unveil Encore, the new signature resort in the Wynn collection. Wynn and Encore began accepting applications in July and have already received more than 65,000 job inquiries. Encore is scheduled to open in December 2008 with suite reservations now being accepted for dates starting in January 2009.

Current openings at Encore span a cross-section of departments including housekeeping, hotel operations, and security, food and beverage, retail and casino operations. Opportunities are also available at Wynn Las Vegas.

"Without question, the combination of the current economic climate and Wynn's reputation as an employer of choice contributes to the high levels of interest among applicants we are currently experiencing," said Stephanie Rosol, vice president of human resources with Wynn Las Vegas. "However, the fact remains that we are still looking for people who share our dedication to excellence and passion for impeccable, personalized service. This is truly an exciting time. There's a rich and varied talent pool out there right now and Wynn proudly offers great jobs with great pay and competitive, comprehensive benefits."

These openings present an opportunity to join the only Mobil Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond, Michelin Five Red Pavilions award-winning team in Las Vegas. Working at Encore is also a chance to be part of Las Vegas history as Steve Wynn's properties have always set the standard for luxury.

Candidates should apply directly online at http://www.wynnjobs.com. Wynn has also invested in a new Employment Center to help candidates without computer access. Those candidates can call to make an appointment to come to the Employment Center, which is equipped with 32 computer kiosks and is staffed by 100 employees fluent in numerous languages, including Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and German.

The Employment Center, located at Las Vegas at 3823 Manhattan Street, is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT, by appointment only. Candidates may call 702.770.JOBS (702.770.5627) to set up an appointment for application assistance.