Web-based Edmond company helps displaced gaming workers find jobs after Katrina

Thursday, September 22nd 2005, 6:24 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Workers who used to shuffle the cards and count the cash at casinos in Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast before Hurricane Katrina are turning by the thousands to a Web-based gaming industry recruiter to find work.

HR-Logix of Edmond markets recruiting management technology to some of the nation's largest casino companies. The company has teamed with more than 140 casinos to create an online listing where job applicants can view a collective pool of thousands of available gaming positions nationwide.

The Web site received more than 2,900 hits from jobseekers through 5 PM Wednesday, its first day online.

Katrina destroyed casinos along the Gulf Coast when it came ashore with 150 mile-per-hour winds last month. About 14,000 people worked in the casinos.