BLUFFTON, S.C. (WTOC) - Tanger Outlets Hilton Head held a center-wide jobs fair on Saturday to fill open positions for the spring and summer seasons. Interested candidates were invited to meet with store leaders to ask questions about available positions, employee benefits and discounts and to submit applications. Management at Tanger Outlets was also looking to hire for security and housekeeping roles.
“The seasonality is here. We’re seeing a lot of tourists, a lot of beach stays, so we need the employees and the opportunities so we can keep our hours going,” said Ashley Harsey, Marketing Director of Tanger Outlets Hilton Head.
She says people who came were able to fill out an application and even be hired on the spot. While job fairs are hosted occasionally, this one was specifically requested by the retailers.
“People want to shop and stay longer, so we’re looking at extending our hours but our stores can’t extend their hours without that staffing,” said Harsey.
She says business is booming, however, and four new stores have opened in the last month. Meg’s Sweet Treats is one of them and as business keeps increasing, the need for more help is, too.
“With the summer time coming up, we’re going to need more. We already added an overnight bake shift to help,” said owner Megan Reed.
Nantucket’s Meat & Fish Market is on schedule to open June 1. The gourmet market management staff say they wanted to be a part of the job fair because they’re looking to fill numerous positions.
“Cashiers, baristas, meat cutters, chefs,” said the market’s general manager Cameron Bergner.
As many know, the pandemic has not made hiring easy.
“Finding people is becoming harder, so the more exposure we can have is going to just make this a better situation for everyone,” said Bergner.
Interested candidates who submitted an application received vouchers for a free coupon book and were entered into a drawing for a $100 Tanger Outlets gift card.
For more information about available jobs, connect with Tanger Outlets Hilton Head online or call 843-837-5410.