HONOLULU (KHON2) — Folks came out to Windward Mall with resumes in hand and hoped to find new jobs on Saturday, Aug. 21.
Dozens of businesses took part in the Mall’s job fair and some hired new workers on the spot.
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The event gave those who wanted to earn some extra money a chance to speak one-on-one with employers.
“We’ve done four interviews on the spot already, hired two already,” said T&C Windward Mall store manager Celeste Keohokapu. “So it’s been pretty good. They’re coming with their resumes, being prepared.”
One applicant KHON2 spoke to had already found a job.
“I did the application, I did the interview and it was really fast,” said Jake Carbagal, an applicant. “They said yes immediately, I think I did pretty good. I’m kinda’ freaking out. I was like, ‘shoot, no way, I got it!”
Some employers could tell the positive atmosphere was being felt all around.
“It’s a challenge out there, but there are good people,” said Big City Diner owner and president Lane Muraoka. “We just gave an employee a new hire packet right now, she’s filling that out right now. You can tell even with a mask that someone is smiling.”
Those who missed Saturday’s event can check in with the businesses individually to see if they are still hiring.
Below is a list of the companies that participated in the Windward Mall job fair:
- Bath & Body Works
- Big City Diner
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
- Hawaii Family Dental
- Hawaii Threading
- Jeans Warehouse
- Kanile’a ‘Ukulele
- Kay Jewelers
- Keiki O Ka ʻĀina
- Kickin Kajun
- Panda Express
- Pieology Pizzeria
- Pups of War/Mad Sci Lab
- RAW Body Essentials
- Ross Dress for Less
- Ruby Tuesday
- Securitas (Windward Mall Security)
- T&C Surf
- The Blessed Life
- The Cookie Corner
- Tricked Out Accessories
- 8 Half Desserts
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