Oakland University Caterer to Hire 150 New Employees

Chartwells Plans Job Fair to Hire More Than 150 Employees for Campus

Due to the addition of the new student housing facility Hillcrest Hall, the expanded Oakland Center dining offerings and the general need for more employees on Oakland University (OU). Chartwells Higher Education, OU’s food service partner, will be hosting a free, drop-in job fair on campus Tuesday, July 10 through Thursday, July 12.

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Chartwells plans job fair to hire more than 150 employees for OU campus

Jobs will include a full range of food service positions including: cooks, bakers, baristas, hot and cold prep workers, line workers, catering attendants and catering captains, cashiers, dishwashers and more. People with all levels of experience are welcome to attend and apply.

Job-seekers can show up at the Oakland Center (312 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, Michigan) outside of Au Bon Pain between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. There, preliminary interviews will be conducted and those selected to continue the process will move to interview rooms where many will be offered jobs on the spot.

Chartwells Director of Operations Patrick Strzyinski said, “We are looking at hiring about 60 new food service workers for the new student housing building Hillcrest Hall, and another 20 or so new employees for Plum Market and the renovated Oakland Center. When you add up the 85-90 brand news jobs being filled and another 60 or so current jobs that need to be filled, we hope to find a lot of good candidates and offer them jobs at the upcoming fair.”

Strzyinski also said he anticipates increasing the number of student employees Chartwells hires this year. “Traditionally, student employees make up only about 10 percent of our workforce, but we would like to get that number to about 20 percent for this upcoming year,” he said.

Addressing why current associates enjoy working for Chartwells, Resident District Manager, Mark McCormic, said “Unlike most restaurant jobs, we offer great day time hours for most of our shifts, we can accommodate flexible scheduling and the majority of our associates have holidays off. Our team enjoys the excitement of being in a college atmosphere and you can’t beat coming to work on a beautiful campus like Oakland University.”

Chartwells looks for motivated, energetic individuals looking for an exciting career in campus dining. Chartwells hires both permanent non-student and student associates at very competitive wages, flexible scheduling with hours varying between approximately 15-40 hours per week. Chartwells OU relies on associates in restaurants, dining centers, convenience stores and coffee shops around campus. Job opportunities are flexible and can often meet the needs of people seeking schedule flexibility.

Here is the Map to the Oakland Center for the job fair. And for those interested in working with Chartwells, but unable to attend the job fair can check out opportunities online.

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