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Vancouver Canucks hold job fair at Rogers Arena, filling up to 1,000 openings

Rogers Arena is empty right now, as May rolls along and the Canucks are waiting to kick-off a long offseason. - YouTube screenshot (Canucks)
Rogers Arena is empty right now, as May rolls along and the Canucks are waiting to kick-off a long offseason.
— image credit: YouTube screenshot (Canucks)

With 1,000 positions to fill in the next two weeks, the Canucks are opening their doors to Vancouver in search of a slate of new employees.

The team is holding a Hospitality Job Fair today (Monday) and tomorrow, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Rogers Arena.

Hopeful applicants can also apply for open jobs on their website at http://canucks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=40003. Applicants are also encouraged to go there prior to arriving at the job fair.

"If you are a customer focused, enthusiastic individual passionate about delivering outstanding service and creating unforgettable guest experiences, we encourage you to apply for a spot on our team," reads the team's Job Fair release. "We strive to WIN-THRILL-CONNECT, by challenging ourselves to be the best, creating memories, and making a lasting difference."

The Canucks recently cut their contract with Aramark, the American company that handled the franchise's food and beverage services. It's believed the team is looking to hire 1,000 new employees, and will operate its own concessions service starting on July 1, 2014.

"Everyone will have a fair opportunity to apply and we will soon announce plans for a job fair and other opportunities as they become available," said Canucks president of business operations Victor de Bonis in March, when the Aramark divorce was announced (CBC).

The Canucks had been working with Aramark at Rogers Arena for 18 years, since the team moved into the building from the Pacific Coliseum. Their contract was supposed to end in 2015, and was terminated early.

"Aramark has been our provider since we opened our arena in 1995 and we thank them for their years of service," de Bonis also said in March.

Salaries for new positions have not been posted online.

Open positions listed included Sous Chefs, Catering Managers, club Managers, as well as hospitality and human resource positions.

The Canucks are also accepting resumes for general submission, and resumes for future notification only.

The Canucks are also searching for a new head coach and general manager. FYI.

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