BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - In the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac we showed you how the storm ripped up the docks and outdoor venue at Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi. WLOX News learned Wednesday that damage contributed to the company's seasonal adjustment in staffing.
Margaritaville CFO Scott King told WLOX News in the past six weeks a total of 200 people have been let go. Of those, he said, 20 were salaried and the rest were part time employees.
King said other factors were that the company needed additional staffing for the casino's opening and the peak summer tourism season has passed. King said they hope to get the outdoor venue open as quickly as possible.
Just last week, the company announced that Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Karen Sock was stepping down as part of the company's reorganization and downsizing. Sock will remain one of the company's owners, but has transferred her daily duties as General Manager to Tom Brosig, the company's president.