Thursday, January 12, 2012

Job fair coming to sports complex on Jan. 15

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia is conducting a career fair at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, January 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in which Philadelphia’s new dining and entertainment district will attempt to fill 750 needed positions. Hiring Managers from each of the six dining and entertainment concepts at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia will be on hand conducting immediate interviews. Among the more than 750 employment slots to be filled include management, sales, and all hourly positions.

“This is a very exciting time for XFINITY Live! as we hold our first career fair,” said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. “We are very close to getting ready for the opening and we are excited about creating job opportunities right here in Philadelphia with this terrific new project.”

“We are searching for talented people in all areas of the restaurant and entertainment industry,” said Andy Simpson, Chief Operating Officer, XFINITY Live! Philadelphia. “Each of the six venues at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia requires different personalities and we hope to make a perfect match for future employees at Sunday’s Career Fair.”

Each of the six unique venues at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia will provide significant new job opportunities in advance of the district’s grand opening this spring.

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia’s dining and entertainment district is represented by the following locations:

Philly MarketPlace
The heart of XFINITY Live! Philadelphia that will serve as a central gathering place forgroups and grant guests access to each of the venues. The Philly MarketPlace at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia will showcase many local institutions including The Original Philadelphia Cheesesteak Co., Chickie’s & Pete’s, and Old Original Nick’s Roast Beef, with more to be announced shortly. The largest open area inside XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, the Philly MarketPlace will feature a VIP lounge, custom draft tables, a raw bar, and world-class sports viewing.

Spectrum Grill
Created in the essence of the Spectrum itself, this sleek venue will provide a sophisticated, intimate atmosphere and an extraordinary dining experience. The Spectrum Grill, the crown jewel of XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, will featureprime steaks, chops, and seafood, and will host one of Philadelphia’s finest cocktail parties nightly.
 
Broad Street Bullies Pub
A timeless neighborhood pub featuring authentic memorabilia from the legendary Broad Street Bullies team of the 1970’s. Classic tavern meets gastro pub, Broad Street Bullies Pub specializes in gourmet burgers and classic pub fare as well as an expansive variety of beer including 48 drafts on tap. Bullies Pub will serve lunch and dinner and often feature live acoustic entertainment at night.

NBC Sports Arena
The NBC Sports Arena will offer fans a one-of-a-kind sports viewing experience, featuring a 32-foot diagonal, 6mm, million dollar Sony LED HD television, high impact LED Rings displaying the NBC Sports Ticker, and in-game promotions that will rival any live sports experience in the world, making for a true fourth stadium experience at the Philadelphia Sports Complex.

PBR Bar & Grill (Professional Bull Riders Association)
Country cool meets urban chic in the most stunning western themed venue to be unleashed to Philadelphia. Born from the toughest sport on dirt, Professional Bull Riders restaurant will duplicate this powerhouse concept that has proven wildly successful in other markets, including Las Vegas, Houston, Baltimore, and Kansas City. With authentic Tex-Mex cuisine served during the day and a country & southern rock party at night also featuring a mechanical bull.

Victory Beer Hall
In partnership with Philadelphia’s Victory Brewing Company, the Victory Beer Hall will be an unrivaled social experience, featuring elongated, beer hall style tables, a stage for live indoor entertainment, and a 2,000 square-foot patio complete with a fire pit. The Victory Beer Hall's signature will be its celebration of craft beer, featuring an eclectic selection of regional Philadelphia brews as well as national brands.

Those interested in pursuing employment at the districts six venues should come to the career fair with several copies of their resume, references, and be prepared to interview and audition with several hiring managers.
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