LAS VEGAS, July 21 -- Wynn Resorts is now accepting applications for 5,300 newly created job opportunities, as it prepares to unveil Encore, the new signature resort in the Wynn collection. The resort is scheduled to open in December 2008 with suite reservations now being accepted for dates starting in early 2009.

These openings span numerous departments including housekeeping, hotel operations, security, food and beverage, retail and casino operations. They also include opportunities with its other Las Vegas resort, Wynn Las Vegas.

Due to high levels of interest and Wynn's reputation as an employer of choice, Wynn anticipates more than 65,000 applicants -- or approximately 12 applicants for every open position.

These openings present an opportunity to join the only Mobile 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.

Opportune Timing

According to the Nevada State Department of Unemployment, statewide unemployment jumped to 6.4 percent in June 2008. June's rate ranks as the state's highest since February 1994. In view of these compelling statistics, Wynn's 5,300 job openings are bucking national trends and could not come at a more opportune time.

"This is an especially exciting time for us. As we expand, we are looking for people who share our dedication to excellence and passion for impeccable, personalized service. At Wynn Resorts, we are committed to providing both our guests and employees with extraordinary experiences unlike any others," said Stephanie Rosol, vice president of human resources with Wynn Resorts.

"We are incredibly proud of our reputation, and we're seeking people who want only the best for themselves and their families. If you expect to accomplish great things, value what you do, and want an employer who is going to recognize your contributions, this is where you belong," said Rosol.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply directly online at www.wynnjobs.com.

Wynn Resorts 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, is staffed by 100 employees fluent in numerous languages, including Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and German.

The Wynn Resorts Employment Center, located in 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.

About Encore

Encore, the new signature resort in the Wynn collection, is located next door to flagship property Wynn Las Vegas. Encore is a distinct resort destination with its own repertoire of accommodations, culinary offerings and leisure activities including 11 retail outlets, seven cozy bars and lounges, five restaurants, one ultra-chic nightclub and an opulent spa and salon.