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Regional restaurant job fair this Thursday


Last updated 5/12/2021 at 11:23am | View PDF

A massive restaurant hiring event will be held on Thursday, May 13, 8 a.m.-noon, at the Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs. 

At least 30 area restaurants will participate, in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, the Colorado Restaurant Association.

Organizers say that with more than 70,000 jobs needed in the hospitality industry in the state of Colorado alone, it is imperative to work together as a community to revitalize and stimulate this industry as there is a 30-percent deficit in the Colorado hospitality workforce currently.

"Our restaurant community in El Paso and Teller County provide incredible opportunities for individuals seeking long-term growth, flexibility and camaraderie," said Mackenzie Tamayo, COVID-19 Program Manager of the Small Business Development Center. "According to the National Restaurant Association, 15.6 million people in the U.S. are restaurant industry employees-about 10 percent of the workforce. As vaccinations become more accessible and individuals are returning back to work, it is imperative to our local community to see the enormous benefits of joining the hospitality workforce."

All individuals who attend will be entered to win a $1,000 in local gift cards. Some restaurants are offering hiring bonuses and on-the-spot hiring.

Other highlights:

• Perfect for individuals still in high school and college

• Child-friendly

• A Spanish translator will be provided at the event – Se proporcionará un traductor al español en el evento – as well as a sign language interpreter

• Light refreshments and beverages provided

• Ample parking

• Swag for all in attendance

Those interested are asked to bring a resume and identification as applicable.

Front of the House Positions Available (plus others)

• General Managers

• Hosts

• Servers

• Banquet Servers

• Bussers

• Bartenders

• Catering Servers

• Banquet Managers and Servers

• Market Staff

Common of Back of the House Positions Available (plus others)

• Kitchen Managers

• Sous Chefs

• Line Cooks

• Pastry Chefs

• Prep Cooks

• Dishwashers

Other (plus others)

• Baristas

• Accounting

• Marketing Managers

• Event Coordinators

Note: The event will follow El Paso County Public Health current guidelines.



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