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Highly anticipated Port Charlotte resort to hold job fair

  • By Louis Llovio
  • | 5:00 a.m. September 23, 2023
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Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor is hosting a job fair Sept. 26.
Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor is hosting a job fair Sept. 26.
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Despite not having an opening day set, the $695 million Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor is looking to hire.

To that end, the resort is holding its latest job fair Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Punta Gorda as it looks to fill about 1,200 jobs.

The Allegiant Travel Co.-owned resort will be holding on-site interviews and making offers, according to a press release. (A flyer for the event doesn’t mention the interviews or offers.)

Sunseeker is hiring for luxury services staff in food and beverage, housekeeping, hotel operations, spa, golf and retail, as well as other positions. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401K and free flights.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant said in June that some resort employees would qualify for $100,000 retention bonuses. The bonuses will be paid out over 10 years after a decade of service is complete, the company said at the time. Those eligible for the bonus 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” opening.

(The flyer also does not mention the bonus.)

The fair will be 4-7 p.m. at Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center.

The 785-room Sunseeker is expected to open sometime this year, though an official date has not been set. It was expected to open earlier this year but damage from Hurricane Ian pushed that back to October. Then in August, the company announced that it was being pushed back again but did not give a specific date.

When complete, 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.



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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