JOB MARKET RALLYING AT MISSISSIPPI CASINOS

November 12, 2001 12:16 AM
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The Beau Rivage casino has set up a program to aid its 340 employees that were laid off in order to cut back expsenses. The plan calls for creating job opportunities in various fields.

According to a Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald story, unemployment on the Mississippi Coast had dropped from 7.4 percent to 3.9 percent. Average income rose from $16,000 per Coast resident to more than $21,000 since 1992.

Long-term, the casino job market on the Coast is stable and will continue to grow, according to Royal Newman, a Biloxi senior recruiter.

"Biloxi-Gulfport is going to be in 30 or 40 years what Las Vegas is now," he said.