PROSPEC­TIVE EM­PLOY­MENT

New A&W restau­rant open­ing on Prince Street holds job fair.

Cape Breton Post - - Cape Breton - BY CHRIS­TIAN ROACH chris­tian.roach@cb­post.com

More than 100 peo­ple were in at­ten­dance at A&W’s job fair at the YMCA on Char­lotte Street on Thurs­day to ap­ply for a po­si­tion at the restau­rant’s new lo­ca­tion open­ing on Prince Street in Syd­ney.

Al­though there were only 40 po­si­tions avail­able, by 5 p.m. there were al­ready more than 115 peo­ple were at the YMCA wait­ing for an in­ter­view.

Aman Jain, from In­dia, who has been liv­ing in Syd­ney since Septem­ber study­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal stud­ies at Cape Bre­ton Univer­sity, said he would like a part-time job.

“I’m new to Canada and a stu­dent too so I have an op­por­tu­nity to work part time. So I’m seiz­ing the op­por­tu­nity and af­ter school I have a lot of leisure time so it’s re­ally good to work for some­thing,” said Jain, who added that meet­ing peo­ple is also im­por­tant to him.

“I’ll also get to know peo­ple and in­ter­act with them, which is im­por­tant.”

Rick Doucette, 45, from Mem­ber­tou has a back­ground in con­struc­tion. He said he came to the fair for an op­por­tu­nity to work.

“This beats be­ing home do­ing noth­ing, I’d rather be out do­ing some­thing,” said Doucette, who went on to say he isn’t a stranger to A&W.

“I just like the food and I’d like to be on the other side of the counter for once.”

At the fair, there were jobs avail­able for all sched­ules and dif­fer­ent po­si­tions. Mo­hammed Al­muzayn, 29, from Saudi Ara­bia has been liv­ing in Syd­ney for six years. He said he was in­ter­ested in a man­age­ment po­si­tion but is also look­ing to se­cure per­ma­nent cit­i­zen­ship in Canada.

“They have many op­por­tu­ni­ties, which I need to ap­ply to be a per­ma­nent res­i­dent. They have op­por­tu­ni­ties for a man­age­ment po­si­tion, which is nice,” said Al­muzayn.

The new A&W restau­rant will be a 2,200-square-foot stand­alone restau­rant, fea­tur­ing a drive-thru and 75-seat din­ing area next to the Bank of Mon­treal on Prince Street in Syd­ney.

CHRIS­TIAN ROACH/CAPE BRE­TON POST

Peo­ple fill out ap­pli­ca­tions at the YMCA on Thurs­day to ap­ply for one of 40 po­si­tions avail­able at a new A&W restau­rant that’s set to open on Prince Street.

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