By Cary Shuman
As Wynn Boston Harbor President Robert DiSalvio and Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria were officially signaling the start of the spectacular $2.1 billion resort casino in Everett last Thursday, Michael Dobbins was working in his new job as a member of the security force at the site.
“This is an example of an Everett person coming to work,” said John Tocco, director of community relations for Wynn Boston Harbor.
Wynn Resorts had hired Alliance Security of Everett to manage the construction site. Alliance Security posted positions online. Michael Dobbins applied for a job and was hired by the firm.
Dobbins, 21, was a member of the Everett United group that supported the Wynn project from the outset. The Everett native said he understood the economic benefits that the resort casino would bring to the city and the many positions of employment that would need to be filled. He was also familiar with the sterling reputation that “Wynn” holds in the hospitality industry.
Following a brilliantly executed “Vote Yes” campaign, 87 percent of Everett residents turned out at the polls to give Wynn and Everett United an overwhelming victory.
A lifelong Everett resident who played Little League and Babe Ruth baseball in the city, Dobbins said he is excited to have a job with Alliance and to be working for Wynn.
“It’s great to have a full-time position,” said Dobbins. “I enjoy going to work. I’ll be here until the project is completed.”
Dobbins said Wynn Boston Harbor “will be a tremendous thing for Everett.”
“I’ve known about the Wynn brand for a long time and now that I’m 21, I can’t wait to go [to the resort/casino] when everything is finished,” said Dobbins. “My main goal is to do a great job and work here when it opens.”
All told, Wynn Boston Harbor will result in 4,000 construction jobs and 4,000 permanent jobs.