The Grant Hall Boutique Hotel and Dining Hall is hiring, and they’re looking for you to join their team of about 35 employees.
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On Tuesday, the hotel and restaurant held a job fair in hopes of attracting new employees to fill open positions.
General manager Kirby Froese spoke with the Times-Herald in between interviews to discuss the four-hour job fair and the positions Grant Hall is hiring for.
He said they are looking for prospective employees housekeeping, as members of the kitchen staff, serving staff and guest services.
“We're looking for another four servers to start with immediately. In the kitchen we are looking for two or three people,” said Froese. “As the hotel gets its legs underneath it, we will definitely be looking for more housekeeping, and in guest services we are looking for two part-time staff immediately.”
The hotel opened a little over three months ago. As a result, staffing demands have increased.
As far as the decision to opt for a job fair as opposed to conventional job advertising, Froese said Grant Hall doesn’t everything the usual way others do.
“It’s proved successful for other new businesses in town,” Froese said of the job fair.
Grant Hall’s human resources consultant also suggested the idea.
By 2:30 p.m., more than a dozen people had come to Grant Hall to check out the job fair, a number Froese was hopeful would reach 30 by the 5 p.m. conclusion.
So, why work at Grant Hall?
“We're looking for people that are career-focused in the hospitality business,” said Froese. “In hospitality when you find you like it, it sticks with you and stays in your blood. There isn’t necessarily recognition or pats on the back, but it's people-pleasing work. It's what we all like to do.”