Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, where waiters and waitresses in turn-of-the-century uniforms, are called cast members, will hold a job fair to fill 250 positions at its new Arden Arcade restaurant.
The company encourages applicants to come early to the hiring event because similar Farrell's job fairs have drawn between 1,500 and 2,000 job-seekers in Southern California.
The job fair will take place at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, 3235 Arden Way, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 21 and from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 23.
The new Farrell's is under construction at 1625 Watt Avenue. The Sacramento location opens in July.
The restaurant wants to fill positions for servers, hosts, cooks, food runners, dishwashers, office personnel, fountain artisans, managers and other positions.
Farrell's encourages anyone planning to attend the job fair to fill out and print the Cast Member application at www.FarrellsUSA.com. The form will also be available on the day of the hiring event.
Chosen applicants will be called back for second interviews. Experience in the restaurant business is a plus, but Farrell's is also looking for flair.
Hosts and servers who get called back will participate in group auditions on June 24 and 25. Auditions allow each potential new hire to display their "outgoing personality, wit and spirit, proving they have what it takes to be a famous Farrell's Cast Member," according to a restaurant press release.
From there, finalists will attend a sit-down interview.
Farrell's is returning to the Sacramento region about 40 years after one of the most tragic days in area history. On Sept. 24, 1972, 22 people were killed in what was then described as the worst air-ground aviation disaster in U.S. history when an airplane careened off a runway at Sacramento Executive Airport into a Farrell's off Freeport Boulevard.
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