Miamians, if you find yourself unexpectedly unemployed, there may be help: Some companies are still hiring during these uncertain times.
Be sure to inquire with each company for more details – and keep checking back, as we continue adding job openings regularly!
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New! Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department plans to fill hundreds of seasonal jobs for this summer, including for the positions of pool/lake lifeguards and summer-camp personnel. Individuals age 17 and older are encouraged to apply online here through April 2. For pool managers or pool/lake lifeguard positions, candidates must be at least 18 and will be required to submit proof of current certification in CPR, first aid, lifeguarding and water-safety instruction provided by the Red Cross, YMCA or another nationally recognized aquatic training program. Lifeguard applicants also must successfully complete the appropriate skills exercise and a two-point, high-risk physical examination.
New! Chicken Guy – Guy Fieri’s restaurant chain is reportedly opening locations in Miami’s Dadeland Mall and Sunrise’s Sawgrass Mills, which should bring jobs to South Florida. Click here to find opportunities now, including in the Aventura Mall location.
Duffy’s – The Lake Worth-based sports grill chain has all sorts of jobs available, including for servers, bartenders and line cooks, as well as restaurant management and culinary management positions. Peruse the site for full- and part-time positions. Click here for more information.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux – The Cajun & Creole Restaurant is expected to open a location in South Florida in February, bringing the “taste of Louisiana” to West Kendall. To apply, visit the new spot at 9065 SW 162nd Ave. Click here for more information.
Pollo Campero – The Calle Ocho location of this chicken chain, at 2800 SW Eighth St., is looking to hire. Other jobs may also become available in Miami Beach, where Pollo Campero is expected to open a “Digital Kitchen” version, for pickup and delivery only. The restaurant got its start in 1971 in Guatemala. Click here for more information. Click here to apply. Or you can send a resume to Eida.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smoothie Spot – Jobs are available for cooks and servers at all South Florida locations of Smoothie Spot, including Cutler Bay, Kendall, West Kendall, Doral, Hialeah, Pinecrest, South Beach and downtown Miami. The chain serves breakfast, tropical juices, healthy food items and, of course, smoothies and smoothie bowls. Apply at any location. Follow @smoothie_spot.
Taco Bus Miami – This food truck, which specializes in authentic Mexican food, has opened a shop at 14127 SW 142nd Ave. and is seeking full-time help ($9-$10/hour). The food truck location is 13190 SW Eighth St. For more information on jobs, call Daniella after 11 a.m. at 786-332-7361. Follow @tacobusmia on social media.
Pita Plus – The Glatt Kosher Middle Eastern Restaurant in Aventura is hiring. Jobs may also be available at the Dania Beach location. For more information, call 305-935-0761 for Aventura and 954-241-2011 for Dania Beach.
CVS – CVS has been hiring pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and nurses across the United States. Positions include: full- and part-time Retail Store Associates, Warehouse Distribution Workers, Customer Service Representatives, Pharmacy Technicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Licensed Professional Nurses, Pharmacists, and Corporate Professionals. To find an opening near you, visit cvs.jobs/cov19support. For more information, click here.
Skyviews Miami – This new attraction, located at Bayside Marketplace, has been hiring ride operators and ticket sales attendants. Ride operators are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the amusement ride; 2-5 years of supervisory experience preferred; 2-5 years of hospitality experience preferred. Ticket sales attendants are responsible for selling and scanning tickets and providing excellent guest service; previous retail/cash-handling experience preferred. To apply, click here. To read more on this amusement ride, click here.
Miami On The Cheap – Yes, it’s us! We are looking for a writer to join our team. A premier online resource for enjoying life in Miami for less, we are dedicated to spotlighting and helping our community, with a focus on free and discounted events and entertainment, deals, coupons, financial assistance and more. Click here for more information.
Suviche – This Peruvian-Japanese restaurant has locations throughout South Florida. A recent search shows job openings in Doral, Wynwood and Miami Beach. But keep checking back here as new positions may become available. The company says it seeks “career-oriented individuals who are looking for a long-term position, ready to advance into one of our many opportunities for growth.” Positions include: cook, server, dishwasher and manager. To apply, click here.
Goodwill Industries of South Florida – The nonprofit organization provides job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs for people with disabilities or other barriers to work. Goodwill says more than 100 sewing jobs are available and is offering paid training for those lacking sewing skills. Trainees must complete a training program and pass a final sewing test. Click here for more details.
Denny’s – From restaurant to corporate positions, the popular diner chain has jobs to offer. To learn more about working for Denny’s, click here. To see a list of positions available in the Miami area, click here. There are jobs for cooks, servers, managers and more.
Taco Bell – The California-based, fast-food franchise switched its hiring process to include virtual and curbside interviews. Employees will be hired for existing positions at all levels in the restaurant, as well as newly created positions designed to keep the drive-thru running smoothly, manage delivery, curbside pickup and mobile app orders, and maintain sanitation and cleanliness practices. Click here to apply.
Pollo Tropical – The Miami-based chain has team member, management and corporate opportunities. It is a Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. brand that owns and operates more than 150 locations throughout Florida. For more information, click here.
Ike’s Love and Sandwiches – This San Francisco-based eatery opened a location in Aventura and had been seeking employees. Find out if positions are still available by calling 786-877-3668. For more information on employment opportunities, click here.
Bonefish Grill – The casual dining seafood restaurant chain, which has locations throughout South Florida, is offering hourly positions. Openings are available for host, prep cook, line cook, bartender and more. Click here for more information.
Inari Sushi Fusion – This restaurant, which fuses Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, is looking to hire servers for its Kendall location. Requirements: Must have experience, be bilingual, and be willing to work flexible hours. The restaurant also can be found in West Kendall and downtown Miami. For more information, check out its Instagram or Facebook pages.
U.S. Postal Service – The U.S. Postal Service has been accepting job applications for Postal Support Employees, Mail Processing Clerks and Mail Handler Assistants. Click here to see if these positions are still available.
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Italica – This Aventura restaurant, which serves Italian-style pizza, Argentine empanadas and more, is looking for help. Apply by sending a resume to email@example.com. It is located at 18841 Biscayne Blvd. La Brasa Grill – The Kendall location, at 10855 SW 72nd. St., Suite 60, is looking for employees who are “hard working with a positive attitude.” Call 786-703-9924 or visit the location for all the details. Other locations may be hiring as well, so it’s best to check with each one. South Florida has several, including restaurants on Coral Way, and in North Miami and Miami Gardens. Click here for more information on the chain.