Port jobs include 326 hospitality positions

Port jobs include 326 hospitality positions

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Port Director Jonathan Daniels is touting a total of 425 jobs created at the Port of Gulfport, which received $575 million in HUD grant money for an expansion several years ago .

However, 326 of those new jobs are people who work in non-gaming positions at Island View Casino.

The Mississippi Development Authority says the jobs created at Island View count for the multi-million dollar project because the casino is a port tenant.

The 326 jobs created at Island View Casino are hospitality jobs for people who work in the stand-alone hotel south of Highway 90.

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