TIA holding job fair to fill 200 positions

Posted at 3:12 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 18:22:15-04
Want a job bartending at the Hard Rock Cafe? Rolling sushi at P.F. Chang’s? Working as a barista at Illy Espressamente? There may be a job for you at Tampa International Airport.
On June 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board Room, the Airport’s concessionaires will hold a job fair to fill 200 positions for new shops and restaurants opening soon as part of TPA’s historic expansion and concessions redevelopment. The positions include both entry-level jobs and management positions.
This is the third concessions job fair to date. More than 725 people attended the previous events, with many being hired on the spot.
More hiring opportunities will arise in the future. The Airport expects to open about 30 new shops and restaurants this year and will eventually open 65 new concepts as part of the comprehensive concessions overhaul.
Participants in this month’s job fair include the companies representing Illy, P.F. Chang’s, Pei Wei, Starbucks, Burger 21, Hard Rock Cafe, Four Green Fields and Swarovski/Tumi.
The brands are looking to fill a wide range of positions.
HMS Host, which operates P.F. Chang’s, Pei Wei and Starbucks, is looking to hire seven sushi rollers for P.F. Chang’s and Pei Wei, three Starbucks shift supervisors and 40 cooks and 10 station attendants for Burger 21.
SSP America is looking to fill 65 positions at Hard Rock, including servers, bartenders, cooks and food runners.
TPA Hospitality Partners has 50 available positions at Four Green Fields as servers, bartenders and cooks.
Steller Partners, which runs Swarovski/Tumi, is looking for six sales associates.
More than 40 percent of the food and beverage concepts will be dedicated to local brands, including such favorites as Four Green Fields, Ducky’s and The Cafe by Mise En Place. Participation in the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) increased from three companies to 15.
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