Tanya Carr and her daughter Jillian Pittman both work at the Capricorn Resort which has recently announced its closure.
Tanya Carr and her daughter Jillian Pittman both work at the Capricorn Resort which has recently announced its closure.

Capricorn Resort reveals job loss numbers

THE CAPRICORN Resort has confirmed 25 full time jobs will be lost next week as parts of the resort's closure on August 21.

A resort spokesperson, which currently employs 55 full-time and 80 part-time staff, said a number of casual jobs will also be cut but that they could not confirm how many at this stage.

The announcement comes weeks after staff were told the accommodation section of the popular tourist destination was closing. Resort owner Mr Yoshitaro Iwasaki revealed his "ambitious" $600 million plans for the future of the resort last month after advising Livingstone Council of his decision to shut down the accommodation section of the business.

One of the resort employees who'll be sad to see the doors close is Yeppoon mother-of-five Tanya Carr who said it was heart breaking to know 24 of her colleagues would be out of work.

The Capricorn Resort recently announced it's closure.
The Capricorn Resort recently announced it's closure. Contributed

"We are keeping a smile as we need to for our guests but on the inside we're all feeling a bit low just one week before one of the biggest parts of Yeppoon comes to an end," she said.

The Tsuruya Japanese restaurant and golf course will continue operating.


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