Employers line up for summer workers

The Springs’ only five-star hotel and its newest bowling lane are among the employers looking for summer workers at the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt tomorrow at Stargazer’s Theater.

The Broadmoor hotel and the Brunswick Zones are only two local employers seeking help from teenagers 16 to 21. Other companies include Bison Media, Keller Homes, the Pikes Peak Library District and Time Warner Cable.  New to the job fair this year: Classic Homes, Delta Air Lines, Dion’s Pizza, Fish Window Cleaning Services.

So far, there are 347 young adults pre-registered for the event, said Jeanne Cotter, spokesperson for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. That number is slightly lower than last year.

Young people will have a chance to meet with employers, fill out applications and drop off resumes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Stargazer’s Theater at 10 s. Parkside Dr.

The Broadmoor said they have used the job fair as a starting point for summer employees for years. While they don’t take applications and resumes, they use it as an opportunity to let interested workers know what’s available and what’s expected of them if they work at the hotel, said recruitment manager Kelly Davidson.

“We tell them sort of a ‘day in the life’ at the Broadmoor, what benefits there are, which positions are open,” she said.

A formal job interview is conducted later, she said. While she had not formal number on how many people the Broadmoor would hire during its busiest season, she did say that the outdoor pool area, concierge department and groundskeeping staff would all be expanded for the summer months.