Would-Be Employees Get Ready for ‘Hiring Event’

May 2012, CUJ

Job Readiness

Stephen Jim of Pendleton hands change to a fellow student in Job Readiness Courses offered on Saturdays in April through the Tribes’ Department of Economic and Community Development and the Tribal Employment Rights Office. Course instructor Andrea Rodriguez watches the transaction. CUJ photo/Phinney

Dairy Queen, Subway opening restaurants in Coyote Business Park in early summer.

MISSION – Dairy Queen and Subway, the two new restaurants being built in Coyote Business Park, will hold “hiring events” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 on the second floor of the Nixyaawii Governance Center on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Prospective employees can apply and be interviewed on the same day. Between the two restaurants, as many as 40 people could be hired.

In advertisements last month and this May CUJ, Subway is accepting applications for manager, assistant manager and sandwich artist positions.

Subway is asking would-be workers to apply online at www.mysubwaycareer.com. An e-mail resume and cover letter can be sent to hr.cazierenterprises.com or faxed to 1-866-667-8707. Subway applications also are available at the CTUIR Human Resources office at Nixyaawii Governance Center or at the Subway store inside the Pendleton Wal-Mart.

Potential DQ employees can get more information by attending the hiring event or calling either Gwena or Rochelle at 541-276-1472.

More than a dozen individuals have been participating in Saturday job-readiness classes designed primarily for fast-food restaurant jobs. Among the topics covered in the classes are communication, conflict management and safety training; job retention and handling chaos at the job; food handler’s training; cash register/point of sale training; customer service; first aid and CPR; appearance and hygiene tips; and interview tips.

This story and photo originally appeared in the CUJ. The Confederated Umatilla Journal is the monthly newspaper of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton, Oregon.