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AHC Hospitality to hold job fair, raise starting wages

This hiring influx is due to increased occupancy at AHC Hospitality's hotels as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — AHC Hospitality will be holding a job fair Tuesday, July 27 to fill over 100 positions, including operations, food and beverage and management positions.

This hiring influx is due to increased occupancy at AHC Hospitality's hotels, like the Amway Grand Plaza and JW Marriott Grand Rapids, as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

"We’ve had to get creative with how we recruit now," said Casey Sassack, talent acquisition manager at AHC Hospitality. "It’s a different market than pre-pandemic times. It’s very fast moving and competitive."

Attendees can expect on-the-spot interviews, potential on-the-spot offers and potential same week start dates. AHC Hospitality is hoping to fill positions for cooks, front-of-house staff, front desk clerks, dishwashers, security and housekeeping. 

AHC Hospitality has recently increased their starting wages to $14 for hourly employees, and the available positions also provide weekly paychecks, health benefits for full-time employees and paid 30-minute meal breaks with free lunch or dinner.

"We’re seeing that all across the board," said Sassack about the wage increase, "in all industries, people have upped their wages. They’re having signing bonuses. So, it’s really just to stay competitive. We want to hire top talent, so we have to have some skin in the game to do that."

The job fair will run from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Amway Grand Plaza in the first floor Hilton's Imperial Ballroom. More information on the event can be found here. For a full list of available positions, click here.

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