This week, hundreds of ladies participated in a recruitment event for Liverpool’s first Hooters bar in the city centre.
This summer, the new establishment is anticipated to open within New Zealand House on Water Street, the former location of Newz Bar. Hooters’ licence was approved earlier this year.
Several hundred Liverpool women attended a recruitment event sponsored by Hooters at the Hilton Hotel in order to apply to become a “Hooters girl” prior to the restaurant’s launch. About 200 positions are open.
Candidates who are hired won’t need any prior experience because they will be trained “the Hooters Way,” and they will also enjoy flexible hours, “excellent money,” tuition reimbursement, and “most of all fun.” Hooters Girls, who are travelling to Liverpool from America to oversee the training programme, will instruct the chosen candidates.
Yesterday, August 17, we spoke to some of the women hoping to be a part of the Hooters team. One woman said: “It’s been really welcoming. There are a lot of misconceptions about it’s a woman-owned brand in the UK as well so it feels really safe.”
On what she’s known about the brand before her interview, a second added: “I’ve visited the one in Hollywood and I think it’s great, that’s kind of why I wanted to work here and get the job. It’s fun and all the girls look good and I feel good seeing them feel good. ”
Another woman described her interview and claimed that what most impressed her was “how strong the firm is with femininity and how empowering it.” “I think that’s what Hooters is all about, despite its contentious reputation,” she continued.
On what it would mean to get the job, another said: “I would love to be in a work environment surrounded by women and especially with a CEO that’s a woman. I think it’s so different from other big companies that I’ve worked for.”
Another added: “We’ve already been told about the insane amount of flexibility in the position as well as how much or as little we want to do and already told about if we need short term notice for time off, then it’s absolutely fine, it’s more about our welfare than the job itself.”
About her interview, one woman said: “They’ve not even asked me about my previous work experience, it’s about you as a person and making sure this is the right job for you. It’s been a lot better than any other interview I’ve ever done, it’s a lot more fun, a lot more relaxed and I’ve just made friends already.”
About Hooters, another added: “I came here with no ideology, or what other people might see women for and you are empowered when you come here and you are proud to be a woman.
“I feel like society makes you feel like you shouldn’t be proud and you should be put in a little box – and this brand absolutely tells you that and shows that to you without making you feel like you should just be a woman who is quiet.”
Bosses have made a number of items we may anticipate seeing once the American restaurant opens its doors known ahead of the launch this summer. The restaurant will try to provide the city with “a warm inviting environment and amazing food.”