Gulf Coast Casinos are Staffing Up For Busy Season
Gulf Coast casinos play a major role in the local economy. So it certainly brings attention when so many of the casinos are staffing up in anticipation for a busy summer season. As tourists flock to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from across the world, we can expect several local businesses to benefit from a widened customer base as well.
This means good things for Mississippi’s economy. As the coast continues to rebuild after more than a decade of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction, increased tourism, employment and small business growth are expected to continue to rise.
As one of the many Gulf Coast casinos, Margaritaville will be opening it’s pool and waterpark on the first weekend in March this year. The is a sign of growth and they have already started increasing it’s staffing levels. With the Casino’s reported hotel occupancy higher this year than last year, it’s expected to be a very busy time on the Gulf Coast.
Upcoming Job Fairs
Gulf Coast casinos aren’t alone in their efforts to hire help in the upcoming months. Several part-time and full-time positions are becoming available during the next few months. Jobs can be found on several local job sites as well as the many job fairs sprouting up across the coast.
Harrah’s Gulf Coast – Harrah’s will be holding a job fair in the casino this Saturday, February 24th from 10am to 2pm. Job candidates will learn about seasonal jobs in table games, food and beverage and other departments.
Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi – The Golden Nugget will be holding it’s career fair from 11am to 2pm on Monday, February 26th. The Casino will be taking applications for both season employment as well as full-fledged career seekers. Visit the casino’s website or this link to see job openings and submit your application.
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino – While the Beau Rivage won’t be hosting a career fair at it’s casino, it will be taking place in several job fairs and career days across the Gulf Coast. Be sure to check out the casino’s website to see open jobs.
Unemployment Eliminators – This third party organization hosts job fairs to connect job seekers with employers. They’ll be having job fair’s at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center on March 20th and again on July 24th – both events will be held from 9am to 12 pm. Be sure to visit their website for more information
USM Careers on the Coast – Hosted by the University of Southern Miss, this career fair is expected to have more than 40 employers present. It will be held on Tuesday, March 6th at the USM Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach. The event will be held from 4pm to 7 pm and will offer information on various full-time and part time positions on the coast. The event is open to all current USM students and alumni. More information can be found on their website.
With southern hospitality being a core part of our DNA on the Gulf Coast, we expect for visitors to be blown away once they get a taste of the great food and great people that the coast has to offer. The Casinos have expressed interest in people who are looking to have fun and show guests a great time. As word continues to spread about how amazing life is on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we expect continued growth.
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