Upstate Hospitality Job Fair to be held Sept. 20

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More than 30 hospitality businesses seeking employees will participate in the Upstate Hospitality Job Fair on Thursday, Sept. 20, at McAlister Square. The job fair will run from 12-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

This free hiring event is a collaborative effort of SC Works Upstate, Greenville Technical College, and the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Businesses represented at the job fair include Aloft Greenville Downtown, Café Enterprises (Fatz Café), Hospitality America, Rick Erwin Dining Group, Table 301 Restaurant Group, and many more.

Representatives from these businesses are looking to fill a wide range of positions including:

  • Front desk reception
  • General manager
  • Banquet set-up
  • Housekeeping
  • Food service
  • Building maintenance
  • Server
  • Kitchen staff

Potential compensation for these positions ranges from $65,000 to $110,000 for salaried general managers to $8-15 hourly for dishwashers and valet attendants.

Many businesses will conduct on-site interviews so applicants are encouraged to arrive dressed professionally and to bring a resumé or work history. Applicants should have multiple copies to leave with potential employers.

“The hospitality industry is absolutely booming in the Upstate,” said Douglas OFlaherty, vice president of the SCRLA. “Greenville is slated to add 550 rooms to the county’s inventory in 2018 and another 330 rooms during 2019. With more hotel rooms comes more restaurants and the demand for more workers.”

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