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Job fair to be held in Clayton for more than 100 open positions at 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel


CLAYTON — An open recruitment fair to fill more than 130 job openings at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel will be held Wednesday and Thursday at O’Brien’s Restaurant, 226 Webb St.

The 105-room luxury hotel is being built on the former Frink snowplow factory site, right off the Clayton River Walk and docks. The hotel, scheduled to open July 1, is hiring for various positions throughout the facility.

“We’re looking to hire everyone in the hotel,” said Linda Costello, director of human resources for the Hart Hotels Company.

She said when applicants walk in, they’ll register at the front table and be given an application to fill out. Applications also can be filled out ahead of time online. Once the paperwork is completed, it will be time stamped and candidates will be interviewed in order of arrival.

“If people have a time crunch, we’ll try to accommodate that,” Ms. Costello said. “It might be a little more difficult if there are a lot of people, but we’ll try to not keep people waiting too long.”

She said the job fair will serve as an initial meet and greet. Candidates will be interviewed by human resources operations professionals with Hart Hotels Inc. Following the event, potential candidates will be called by the managers for an official interview.

“We’re definitely looking for customer service skills,” Ms. Costello said. “We want to provide a great service to our guests.”

This will be the second job fair for the hotel. Ms. Costello said an invitation-only event was held April 9 for candidates who applied online. Of 160 invited, she said, 90 were interviewed.

“We won’t be doing any hiring till after the next fair to make sure all candidates get a chance,” Ms. Costello said.

Available positions include front desk clerks, night auditor, night audit clerks, bell persons, housekeeping attendants, laundry attendants, room inspectors, maintenance, valet attendants and dock master.

The hotel will also be hiring staff for its restaurant, bar and banquet facility, including servers, a host/hostess, bartenders, bussers, a banquet captain, banquet servers, porters, bar backs, prep cooks, line cooks, banquet cooks, dishwashers and night cleaners.

To apply online or for more information about the fair go to

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