Chick-fil-A plans 100 hires for new Homewood location

Hiring is under way for the new Chick-fil-A restaurant at at 17450 Halsted St. in Homewood. 

The new Chik-fil-A restaurant at 175th and Halsted streets in Homewood is expected to open in September. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
  The new Chik-fil-A restaurant
  at 175th and Halsted streets
  in Homewood is expected to
  open in September.
(Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

The company plans to hire nearly 100 people for the restaurant's team. 

Company officials expect to hold a grand opening in September. 

Chick-fil-A team members are eligible for the chain’s initiative called Remarkable Futures, which provides $14.5 million in annual scholarships. Ranging from $2,500 to $25,000, the scholarships are based on leadership, community involvement and academic achievement. 

Interested applicants can learn more by visiting Follow the Homewood restaurant on Facebook at Homewood Chick-fil-A for updates on new restaurant events. 

Skyler Wasson was named as the owner/operator of the Homewood location. Wasson previously served as an interim manager in the Chicagoland area and is in charge of filling full-time and part-time positions in all areas of the restaurant, including leadership development, hospitality, catering, training and marketing. 

Each position will include benefits such as scholarships for continuing education. In addition, Chick-fil-A restaurant team members can expect to have Sundays off, flexible schedules and the family atmosphere fostered at the restaurant.

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