Hangout Hospitality Group, Pleasure Island’s largest employer, is offering relief to restaurant workers that have been affected by closures and capacity constraints in markets such as Birmingham, Montgomery, New Orleans, Atlanta and even as far as New York, Chicago and Seattle. From Memorial Day until Labor Day, the restaurant group will offer employment at one of their renowned concepts on the coast. In order to create more jobs, Hangout Hospitality has temporarily discontinued their participation in seasonal international student work programs to accommodate domestic employees that were impacted by COVID-19.
Hangout Hospitality is a multibrand restaurant group with a focus on creating an atmosphere for families and friends to come together to make lasting memories at the beach. These restaurants include: Sunliner Diner, an authentic 50s themed diner. The Gulf, a beautiful waterfront dining concept. Picnic Beach, southern barbecue with a healthy twist and The Hangout, a world-renowned restaurant and entertainment venue.
According to Shaul Zislin, owner of Hangout Hospitality Group, "Traditionally we have relied on international student work programs to get through our high tourist season. We have made the decision that in view of the thousands of workers impacted by COVID-19, we will try and staff all positions with workers who have been affected by the coronavirus."
Those who participate in the program will be provided with full-time employment from Memorial Day to Labor Day as well as housing and transportation to and from work. Successful participants will be offered the opportunity to bring their family at the end of summer to spend quality time at the beautiful Alabama beaches, in partnership with Luckybird Vacations.
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