Tuscaloosa area Chick-fil-A locations looking to hire, Career Day Thursday

Updated: Apr. 13, 2017 at 9:14 AM CDT
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Chic-fil-A Career Day. (Source: Chic-fil-A Northport Facebook page)
Chic-fil-A Career Day. (Source: Chic-fil-A Northport Facebook page)

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Four franchise Chick-fil-A restaurants in Tuscaloosa and Northport will hold a Career Day Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open interviews will be conducted for a variety of positions.

Not only are the locations aiming to increase their work force by 10 percent, but they are also reporting a serious shortfall in the pool of potential workers.

"The problem we have is the war for talent, which is what we call it, is so hard right now," Chick-fil-A Northport Training Director Shane Jones said. "There's so many people that are trying to find good people to fill positions."

Due to this need, the operators of the four restaurants have teamed up for the Career Day, which is a first-of-its-kind event for the locations.

Locations where the Career Day will be held are:

  • Chick-fil-A Northport, 1620 McFarland Blvd, Northport
  • Chick-fil-A Tuscaloosa, 2014 McFarland Blvd, Tuscaloosa
  • Chick-fil-A Tuscaloosa South, 4900 Old Greensboro Rd., Tuscaloosa
  • Chick-fil-A University Mall, 1701 McFarland Blvd., Tuscaloosa

The locations are hiring employees for the kitchen, cash register, dining room, and to do food prep, both day and night. They are also accepting applications for management positions. Applicants should bring a resume and be prepared to interview on the spot.

Jones said applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Beyond that, he said they want and encourage applicants of all ages.

Benefits for potential team members include Sundays off, as well as the opportunity for continuing education scholarships and career advancement.

For instance, the Northport location has a program geared toward upcoming college graduates, particularly those studying the hospitality industry. The students can work in the restaurant for two years, in exchange for help earning a position at the Chick-fil-A corporate headquarters in Atlanta, and the opportunity to work toward owning and operating their own Chick-fil-A restaurant.

"It's important to us to find people that have a drive to succeed in their own life. Because when you find someone that has a drive to succeed, they're going to make your restaurant succeed, they're going to make your business succeed, as they're succeeding."

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