CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Bars, restaurants, and hotels across the Lowcountry are struggling to find new employees at the worst possible time. As tourism heats up at a rapid pace; they need more hands on deck.
Hotel Bennett in downtown Charleston held a hiring event on Thursday where they offered $500 sign-on bonus is for every new employee.
Marty Wall, general manager of the hotel, says the tactic worked nicely in their favor.
“10-12 people today. Anything from room attendants, housekeepers, housemen, bartenders, couple management positions, so we feel like it was a big success quite frankly,” says Wall.