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Firm gets set to hire 400 to run hotel at Westlake's soon-to-open Deloitte University

Benchmark Hospitality, the 30-year-old Houston firm that will run the private hotel at the gigantic, soon-to-open Deloitte University training center in Westlake, is gearing up to hire the hotel’s cooks, front desk agents, bellmen, housekeepers, and building engineers.

Benchmark, which is hiring 400 people for the hotel, already has much of the property’s managers and senior leaders on board. Now it’s turning to the hourly staff.

The firm is running a job fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, at Texas Motor Speedway’s Speedway Club, focusing on finding hourly employees, said Mike Reisinger, Benchmark’s HR director for the property.

Reisinger says the hotel will be unusual in that much of the hourly staff will work Monday-Friday and have the weekends off. That’s because Deloitte, the major business services firm, will run most of its training during the week, Reisinger said.

Reisinger says he’s focusing on finding employees in the Fort Worth, Keller, and Denton County areas. The jobs would start around the beginning of June, he said. Benchmark will ask job candidates during the fair whether commuting distance might be a problem, Reisinger said.

The firm is having conversations with The T, Fort Worth’s transit authority, about vanpools to the hotel from bus stops, he said.

More info on the jobs: www.benchmarkinwestlake.com.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram


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