Applebee's Looks To Hire 600 Workers Today Across Michigan

By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) A national restaurant chain is launching a recruiting campaign to fill 600 positions across Michigan.

Open interviews start today at an Applebee's near you. The best part? You can get a meal while you cruise for a job.

The chain is launching a program it calls "apps for apps," where everyone who applies for a job gets a voucher for a free spinach and artichoke dip or mozzarella sticks.

Applebee’s will host open interviews from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today with interviews on the hour, every hour at its 63 restaurant locations across the state.

“Our people are the core of our business and this Apps for Apps program allows prospective team members to gain first-hand knowledge of what is it like to work with one of the nation’s most beloved brands,” said Mark Schostak, TSFR Executive Chairman. “Regardless of level of experience, we want to help candidates find a role where they can succeed. We encourage job seekers to visit one of our Applebee’s locations on July 28 to find where they can help Lead the Way in the restaurant industry.”

Applebee's restaurants, owned by TSFR, are looking to hire for all positions, from hourly workers to managers. The brand says their ideal candidate is a team player with hustle, passion and a strong work ethic. 

In partnership with Cleary University, TSFR is also offering a 100% tuition free education to eligible team members as well as their spouses, children and grandchildren. This program encourages lifelong learning and equips team members with skills to build a successful career. Employees and family members may use the benefits to enroll in an associate, bachelors or master degree program through Cleary University’s online program.

Named a Top Workplace by Detroit Free Press in 2018 and 2019, Applebee’s offers team members flexible scheduling, paid time off, health insurance, life insurance, a 401k plan, and meal discounts for all TSFR brands. Team member discount programs also exist with Detroit Zoo, Dell Computers, Verizon and Planet Fitness. 

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