The owners of a restaurant resident in Manchester, United Kingdom were shocked to receive almost 1000 applicants for a receptionist role in a day.
This comes in light of a Coronavirus pandemic disruption to the operation of the country’s hospitality sector, with many bars, restaurants and hotels struggling.
“It really is quite sad to see the amount of people that are looking for a job,” the company said.
“On Monday we placed an advert for a receptionist role for our 20 Stories restaurant in Manchester,” Carol Cairnes, director of people at the restaurant’s owner D&D London, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
“The next day, James, our head of talent, went to look at applications and was amazed to find that in less than 24 hours we had 963 people apply.”
Normally for such a role they’d expect at that stage to receive about 30 applications, she said.
Hospitality jobs have proved highly-sought-after as thousands of roles have been slashed by restaurant groups.
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