Pollo Tropical is expected to bring more than 120 jobs to the Gainesville community. The Miami-based restaurant, famously known for its signature citrus marinated, flame-grilled chicken, will open a location on Archer Rd. this May.
Pollo Tropical partnered with FloridaWorks to recruit employees for its open positions. FloridaWorks provided a location for each hiring event, marketed Pollo Tropical’s open positions in Employ Florida Marketplace (www.employflorida.com) and within the community, facilitated the interview process by scheduling appointments and managing traffic flow at the hiring event, and prescreened the candidates, as requested, according to Pollo Tropical’s hiring specifications.
“FloridaWorks is excited to partner with Pollo Tropical by providing space and resources for hiring events,” said Kim Tesch-Vaught, executive director of FloridaWorks. “Employer partnerships like this allow FloridaWorks to facilitate face time between employers and job seekers, a crucial aspect of the employment process.”
Within the past two months, Pollo Tropical has interviewed more than 200 candidates and has filled over 20 positions, including general manager, assistant managers and kitchen staff, including prep cook, cook, and grill master.
“Partnering with FloridaWorks for our employment needs has been very beneficial for us,” said Wilfredo Vidal, Pollo Tropical District Manager. “It has been a significant savings just for using their facilities to interview our applicants.”
There are still more than 50 current employment opportunities. Pollo Tropical is hiring for cashiers, food expediters, line cooks and grill masters. There will be an open house event at FloridaWorks, 4800 SW 13th Street, on Friday, April 19th and 26th from 9am – 3pm to hire for these positions. Interested candidates, 18 and older, may apply online at http://pollotropical.com/careers/team-member-application and in-person at the upcoming Open House events.
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