SKY Waikiki hosts hiring party
Working in the bar and nightclub industry can be a very lucrative proposition. Bartenders, cocktail waitresses and even those scantily clad bottle hostesses can make hundreds — sometimes thousands — of dollars a night at Honolulu’s more popular venues.
So it’s a little odd to see one of Honolulu’s most highly anticipated club openings of 2015 resort to giving away “a chance to win $1,000 in cash and prizes” in an effort to recruit new employees. Maybe it’s the only way to truly capture the attention of the Millenial generation?
No matter your thoughts on the marketing gimmick, expect a pretty big crowd at the Waikiki Shopping Plaza on Thursday and Friday as SKY Waikiki holds job interviews from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. A variety of positions are up for grabs, from cocktail servers and bartenders to VIP hosts, security staff and kitchen help.
No sign-ups are necessary, but job-seekers are asked to bring a current resume and headshot (which will also get you entered to win the cash and prizes up for grabs).
“SKY Waikiki is poised to be Hawaii’s ultimate rooftop experience,” said managing partner Jovan Andow in a release sent via email. “The idea behind this event is to not only hire new team members but to also give people a taste of what to expect prior to our grand opening later this summer.”
Can't make it down this week? SKY Waikiki is also accepting applications online.
Sky Waikiki has been in the works for years and was originally expected to open in 2013. That was pushed back to spring, then summer, of last year before being delayed again until 2015. According to the rooftop bistro, lounge and nightclub’s Facebook page, the latest grand opening date is now set for Aug. 29.
Jason Genegabus is Entertainment Editor/Online at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has covered the local nightlife, music, bar and entertainment scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter and Google+.