Three new hotels and casinos are expected to create numerous jobs in Las Vegas
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The three facilities together are expected to create 7,700 jobs and contribute to a projected 7.5 percent increase in leisure and hospitality employment by the end of 2009. According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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As of June, job cuts in area hotels and casinos have decreased employment in the gaming industry by 3 percent since last year. However, this is making it easier for the new facilities to find applicants.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. received 20,000 applications in the first three days to fill spots at its $2.2 billion Encore facility. The company expects to receive at least 65,000 applications by the time Encore opens in December. Aliante Station, a $675 million facility slated to open in November, began accepting applications in July to fill 1,200 positions. Cannery Casino Resorts, a $250 million facility, has received 20,000 applications for its 1,200 available jobs.
It is expected half of the jobs at Eastside Cannery will be transfer workers and former Nevada Palace workers, and transfer workers will fill about 400 spots at Aliante Station.
Growth in the gaming industry is expected to continue through 2010 as the M Resort, a $1 billion facility slated to create 2,000 jobs and open next spring will begin taking applications in September. The Fontainebleau, a $2.9 billion facility scheduled to create 6,000 jobs and open in late 2009 will begin taking applications early next year. Also, Boyd Gaming Corp.MGM Mirage