Local restaurants join together for hiring event 2021 info graphic

, May 6, 2021 – A Restaurant Hiring Event will be held on Thursday, May 13, 8:00 AM to noon, at the Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St. With over 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 important industry as there is a 30% deficit in the Colorado hospitality workforce currently.

Mackenzie Tamayo, COVID-19 Program Manager of the Small Business Development Center remarks, “Our restaurant community in El Paso and Teller County provide incredible opportunities for individuals seeking long-term growth, flexibility and comradery. 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.”

Notable at the Event –

  • All individuals who attend will be entered to win a $1,000.00 in local gift cards
  • Some restaurants are offering hiring bonuses
  • On-the-spot hiring
  • (Additionally) 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. For full COVID-19 mitigation plan, please contact Mackenzie below.

For media or other questions please contact –

For media or other questions please contact –
Mackenzie Tamayo
COVID-19 Program Manager – Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center