D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - At Chili's Restaurant, the "now hiring" sign says it all. Jobs are available. William Henson is the restaurant manager.
"We're looking to fill positions in the entire restaurant. We'd like to have at least 10 servers, seven people in the back of the house, a few hosts and a to-go specialist," Henson said.
In these highly technological times, where everything is done on computers, including a job search, officials at Chili's wanted to take a step back in time to slow things down a bit, and for a very good reason. Will Littlejohn is a managing partner.
"We're missing out on a lot of great talented applicants that are out there, and we want to get back to the face-to-face and really get to meet some of the great people in the Biloxi community that we feel can add value to our culture," Littlejohn explained.
One of those people is Will Mason, who brings a special talent to the table.
"I love to cook. I love culinary arts. I've done it in school for a few years, actually got to cook for my school. I have multiple experiences, dishwashing, grill, frying," Mason said.
Some applicants, like Robin Tucker, have been looking for work for a long time.
"It's been a lot of gas, a lot of time, a lot of places to go but I never give up, I'm still hoping," said Tucker.
Others, such as Jada Brooks, came looking to impress.
"I'm a fast paced worker. I get the job done. I don't play around. I'm just energetic, joyful and see my smile and I just want to make it a happy place," Brooks said.
The best quality to have when job hunting is a belief in yourself while trying to land that new job. Just ask Tucker.
"I believe I can do a good job. I do believe I can," said Tucker.
That's exactly what Chili's is looking for when bringing on new teammates.