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Want $100K and free flights? Get a job at this Port Charlotte resort.

  • By Louis Llovio
  • | 4:45 p.m. June 7, 2023
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Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor is set to open in October and has rolled out a benefits package for the 1,200 employees it is hiring.
Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor is set to open in October and has rolled out a benefits package for the 1,200 employees it is hiring.
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Employees at the Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor will qualify for $100,000 retention bonus and free airfare on Allegiant Air.

The Port Charlotte Resort’s parent company, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co., announced that these and other perks Wednesday are part of a retention and benefits package that will be available to the 1,200 employees it is hiring.

As with everything, the extras come with strings and not everyone hired will qualify.

The free flight to destinations throughout the U.S. will be limited to full-time employees and the $100,000 will be paid out over 10 years after a decade of service is complete. Those eligible for the bonus, the company says in a statement, include “full-time hourly or select entry-level salaried employees hired by Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor either before the resort’s opening or within the first 30-days after the resort’s planned October opening.”

Still, the benefits package announced is robust and includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans.
  • Work/life flexibility and paid-time off opportunities.
  • Continuing education benefits.
  • Friends and family travel discounts.
  • Employee stock purchase plan program.

Sunseeker President Micah Richins says in the statement that the company understands “the importance in today’s workplace to offer innovative benefits to not only salaried employees but also hourly workers.”

“We have adapted to the changing landscape of the economy and its impact on the hospitality industry to create this program,” he says.

The 785-room Sunseeker is expected to open in October. It will have 20 restaurants and bars, two pools, a spa and salon, a 117,000-square-foot “ground level experience,” an adults-only rooftop retreat, 60,000 square feet of meeting space, a harbor walk and an 18-hole golf course.

Last month, Allegiant reported it first quarter operating revenue was up 29.9% from a year ago to $649.7 million.

At the time, company CEO John Redmond announced that the cost of the resort had risen to $695, up from the originally projected $510 million.



Louis Llovio

Louis Llovio is the deputy managing editor at the Business Observer. Before going to work at the Observer, the longtime business writer worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Maryland Daily Record and for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He lives in Tampa.

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