Norfolk, Waterside District to host hiring event

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NORFOLK – Want to work at the Waterside District? The city and the new entertainment district will soon host a major hiring event as part of the Norfolk Works initiative.

From April 3–7, candidates interested in positions including servers, cooks, bartenders, kitchen staff and other front and back of the house roles can submit applications in person or online.

The hiring event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Norfolk Works office, located at 100 Bank St.

The grand opening of the Waterside District is scheduled for May 11–14, featuring a free performance by Weezer and dozens of events and activities for all.

“We’re proud to partner with the City of Norfolk and Norfolk Works in supporting local hiring and training initiatives,” stated Glenn Sutch, president of Waterside District. “Waterside District is going to be an exciting, vibrant destination and we look forward to hosting the event April 3–7 as we continue to build a strong team for Waterside District.”

Norfolk Works was created to highlight economic and workforce development in the city, helping residents get local jobs and expand their businesses. Residents throughout the Hampton Roads region are also encouraged to attend the hiring event.

“We are excited that Norfolk Works is helping to fill the approximately 1,000 jobs that Waterside District is bringing to the City,” said Mayor Kenny Alexander. “We’ve had a lot of success helping companies attract and retain talent since the launch of Norfolk Works in 2016 and look forward to the great impact of this event.”