Hospitality industry in San Antonio looking to hire; 2-day job fair begins Tuesday

Workforce Solutions Alamo job fair is May 4-5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio has a large hospitality industry with a countless number of hotels, restaurants and bars and as we continue to return to a sense of normal following the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a huge need to fill jobs.

“Well, the last year, it was crazy. We had to close the restaurant,” Ricardo Perez, manager at Mi Tierra said.

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Perez has been working at Mi Tierra for 11 years now and he has held many positions. He knows first hand what it takes to run a restaurant.

“We’re getting busier. So we need more people,” Perez said.

The last year has been unique to say the least and as we return to a sense of normalcy, the need to fill jobs is becoming a bigger and bigger. The issue is especially noticeable at Mi Tierra and across the hospitality industry.

“We have a tremendous need right now for our hotels and restaurants, you know, (the hospitality) industry, because they literally have thousands of jobs that are available,” Adrian Lopez, CEO of Workforce Solutions Alamo said.

That need is everywhere, from hotels to restaurants.

“We’re looking for 180 people right now, company-wide. We have four restaurants (in need) right now,” Perez said.

To help Mi Tierra and our local hospitality industry, there is a job fair set for Tuesday and Workforce Solutions Alamo is targeting about 2,000 participants.

It’s a two-day fair, and the first part is virtual May 4, and then there is an in-person fair on Wednesday, May 5. Both fairs are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find all the information and how to register, by clicking here.

As for Ricardo, he is making his pitch to come work with him.

“We need people that likes to work. We need people to want to grow up over here. I’m gonna to give you my example. I started as ambassador over here and now I’m a manager,” Perez said.

The following businesses are hiring during the event:

  • JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country
  • Courtyard By Marriott San Antonio SeaWorld/Westover Hills
  • St. Anthony Hotel
  • Marriott San Antonio Northwest
  • Frontier Enterprises
  • Marriott
  • Omni La Mansion Hotel
  • Baywood Hotels
  • Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency San Antonio
  • La Familia Cortez Restaurants
  • The Hotel Emma
  • Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
  • San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and Riverwalk Hotels
  • Zachry Hospitality
  • Phoenix Hospitality Group
  • Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel & Spa
  • ABH Hospitality Management
  • Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk-Downtown
  • La Quinta Medical Center San Antonio
  • City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation
  • TXH, Inc dba Comfort Inn & Suites Airport
  • Little Italy Restaurant
  • Brigman Enterprises, Inc.
  • Sari-sari Filipino Restaurant Market & Bakery
  • Hampton/Home2 Suites by Hilton San Antonio River Walk
  • DoubleTree by Hilton North West
  • O’Brien Hotel
  • Deco Pizzeria
  • Casa Rio
  • Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk
  • Surefire Event Staffing
  • SA Wings, Inc.
  • Pizza Hut
  • The Historic Menger Hotel
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Sideliners Grill
  • Tower of the Americas
  • Olive Garden 6416
  • Best Western Plus San Antonio East
  • La Cantera Resort and Spa
  • Frontline Support Solutions, LLC
  • Powerhouse Bakery at Nutrition Matters, Inc.
  • Whataburger
  • A Novel Idea dba Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon
  • Pizza Patron
  • Embassy Suites Airport
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
  • River Dogs
  • Phillips Entertainment
  • Embassy Suites San Antonio Landmark
  • Drury Hotels
  • Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
  • Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort
  • Smokey Mo’s BBQ
  • Mad Pecker Brewing Co.
  • LandShark Bar & Grill
  • Famous Famiglia Pizzeria
  • Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel
  • Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
  • Ray’s Drive Inn
  • Mako’s on the Creek
  • Saltgrass Steakhouse
  • Las Palapas
  • HMS Host
  • The RK Group
  • Arby’s
  • La Gloria
  • Bexar Strong
  • Taco Cabana
  • Longhorn Cafe
  • Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
  • The Westin Riverwalk Hotel

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