Beachcomber lays off 117
March 31, 2020 - Beachcomber Beach Resort at 6200 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach laid off 117 workers on March 20. The mass layoff is expected to be temporary, the resort said in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The layoffs were due to "the unforeseeable, dramatic downturn in business and occupancy caused by the coronavirus natural disaster," the resort said.