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Job fairs address workforce needs for new campus dining options

The University of Mississippi’s upgraded dining options will offer far more choice than ever when students arrive on campus this fall. The new restaurants also will create 250 new jobs, and several upcoming job fairs aim to fill them.

The biggest improvements will be made to the dining experience at the Ole Miss Student Union, which is undergoing a massive renovation and expansion project. The university, Ole Miss Dining and Aramark have announced several new dining options, including a McAlister’s Deli, Which-Wich, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express and Qdoba.

Ole Miss Dining is seeking a number of employees with a variety of skill sets, ranging from dishwashers, general utility workers and food service workers to cashiers, food prep workers and experienced culinary professionals to fill positions at these locations.

“We are pleased to offer students more variety, convenience and value,” said Amy Greenwood, Ole Miss Dining/Aramark marketing manager. “All of the enhancements we made to the dining program are based on student feedback, and are designed to provide students with even more opportunities to enjoy their meals, as well as their overall dining experience.”

The first level of the Student Union will feature Chick-fil-A, with an expanded menu and multiple points of sale for speed and convenience. Qdoba, Panda Express and Which-Wich will be part of the downstairs food court. A full-service McAlister’s, featuring soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees with dedicated seating, will anchor the second level.

Ole Miss Dining is hiring students and workers from the area for these locations and others on campus.

Interview dates and times are as follows:

•June 13 – Job Fair for community members at the Batesville Governor’s Job Fair, Batesville Civic Center, 290 Medical Center Dr. in Batesville, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

•June 28 – Job Fair for community members at the Oxford WIN Job Center, 204 Colonnade Cove, Suite 1, in Oxford, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

•July 10 – Job Fair for community members at the Batesville WIN Job Center, 103-16 Woodland Road in Batesville, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

•July 12 – Job Fair for community members at the Tupelo WIN Job Center, 3200 Adams Farm Road in Belden, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.