PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The “under-construction” Fillmore Philadelphia is very much a work in progress at Frankford Avenue and Richmond Street in Fishtown, but that didn’t keep hundreds of job applicants from showing up at a 2-day job fair.
A small portable black tent, with “Fillmore Philly-dot-com”, on the edge stands outside the venue. Applicants hiked around back to sign in.READ MORE: TSA Confiscates Loaded Handgun From Man At Philadelphia International Airport
Michael Grozier is executive VP of Clubs and Theaters for Live Nation, which is hiring.
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“We expect to hire over 200 people after all is said and done, bartenders, cocktail waitresses, managers, security. production, some office administration.” says Grozier. “So a lot of jobs, a lot of good jobs.”
Among those lined up outside: John Puleio of Atlantic City.
“I’m looking for a bartending job, it’s ideal.” says Puleio. “I’ve been bar-backing for about 4 years and I kind of dabble in bartending there, and I’ve bartendered some parties and stuff, so I have a little bit of experience so hoping to get a bartending job here.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia City Council Set To Hold Hearing Over SEPTA Safety Concerns Monday
The fair continues Saturday from 9am to 1pm.