2-day job fair connects potential employees with hospitality industry in San Antonio

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

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

SAN ANTONIO – The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on our local economy but as we return to normal, more and more jobs are becoming available.

A new issue is that local hotels and restaurants are now having issues filling open jobs.

“The last year’s been a challenge, especially in the hospitality industry. We went from having absolutely no guests, you know, from being actually very busy, very full one day to having, you know, guests completely empty for a good three or four months,” Stacy Seaborn, Director of Sales and Marketing with Hotel Valencia said.

Seaborn said the last year has been a rollercoaster.

“It was like everyone woke up in March and was like, I’m going to take a trip and go see the San Antonio River Walk. And so it was like the last two months have been extremely busy,” Seaborn said.

Hotel Valencia is trying to fill a lot of open jobs so it can be properly run. And they are far from the only local business looking to hire.

“We had about 40,000 postings from about October to March of this year. You know, it’s a little slow in coming. But, you know, we’re, of course, hosting many, many types of events like we’re hosting today,” Adrian Lopez, CEO Workforce Solutions Alamo said.

“We’re anticipating a few hundred folks that we’re going to be able to bring to about 74 employers,” Lopez said.

As for Stacy and Hotel Valencia, they are making their pitch for anyone looking for a job.

“We just want someone with a smile, someone that genuinely wants to be here, can take care of guests and has a has a hospitality heart and really just wants to make it, you know, make a difference,” Seaborn 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

About the Author:

Max Massey is the GMSA weekend anchor and a general assignments reporter. Max has been live at some of the biggest national stories out of Texas in recent years, including the Sutherland Springs shooting, Hurricane Harvey and the manhunt for the Austin bomber. Outside of work, Max follows politics and sports, especially Penn State, his alma mater.