Monday marked the biggest day to date for Encore Boston Harbor and its crew of 4,800 employees as they reported to work at the resort site for the first time, and existing employees and the executive team moved into offices at the Encore tower.
After many job fairs, interviews, discussions and trainings, approximately 4,800 active employees were brought on board at the new Encore Boston Harbor resort casino site on Monday, June 3 – the first day that work began in earnest at the $2.2 billion resort, which opens June 23.
It also marked the first day for existing workers and the executive to move out of their long-time offices at Station Landing and into offices at the resort tower.
From shuttle drivers to blackjack dealers to employee cafeteria chefs to Encore President Bob DeSalvio, most everyone with a job to do at Encore was on site Monday.
“On Monday, we were able to move into the resort,” said President Bob DeSalvio. “We now have 4,800 incredibly excited and enthusiastic employees preparing to receive our guests. This is truly a magical time in the building, as employees embark on new careers that positively impact not only their lives but also their families. I’m seeing a lot of smiling faces this week.”
Said Mayor Carlo DeMaria, “I brought this project to Everett for the jobs it would create, jobs that pay a living wage with real opportunity for advancement. Seeing thousands of excited workers report for orientation at this beautiful facility on Monday, six years after this project began, was truly an excellent day for our community.”
Employees have been busy getting acclimated to their jobs for the past few weeks, training in massive conferences off-site at the Connolly Center and in Boston function halls. Monday marked the first day they could begin training onsite, getting their uniforms from the state-of-the-art clothing check system.
To date, Encore representatives said they have brought on 4,800 employees, but they are not yet finished.
They still have offers out to another 700 employees, and are looking to employee another 300 employees. That number includes dealers and others throughout the organization.