The largest resort ever built on Clearwater Beach is near completion. This means, management needs to fill hundreds of open jobs quickly. There's plenty of noise buzzing around what'll soon be the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Resort.
Right now, it's more of a construction zone than a sophisticated 4-star resort.
"Oh, this is a huge operation, as far as complexity. This is one of most complex projects I've been involved in," said William West, Director of Development.
He's in charge of the six-year operation. Besides seeing the building rise, he's looking forward to the changes, he says, it'll bring to the area.
"When you think of the impact this project is going to have on the community here--being in the best location of Clearwater Beach, It's hard not to get excited about that," he said.
Now, the average room will cost between $250 and $500 per night. A presidential suite will run you $3,000.
Not realistic for the average Tampa Bay neighbor making about $47,000 a year. However, jobs are real life. The resort is planning to add 1,000 of them.
General Manager David Yamada will be on hiring crunch come November. Excluding construction jobs already taken, he needs to fill 300 positions.
"It's all about the attitude," said Yamada, "People have to want to be in our business and love interacting with people."
Yamada says the salaries will be competitive and invites folks to apply in October.
"It's going to be a place people can be proud of to work. I'm already proud of it and it's not even open yet," said Yamada.
The developer of the resort is local doctor and philanthropist Dr. Kiran Patel.