FRLA continues to respond to the challenges Covid-19 presents across Florida’s hospitality industry during this unprecedented time.

Webinar:  Applying your Hospitality Skills for Non-Hospitality Jobs
Friday, April 10, 1 p.m. EST
Restaurants are closed for business and we don’t know when things will be getting better; there is no end in sight. Thousands of hospitality workers need jobs to immediately support themselves and their families. Being able to identify transferable skills and then apply these skills to other positions and industries will help both salaried and hourly workers navigate the non-hospitality job market. Securing jobs that may be temporary until restaurants re-open or that will turn into new career paths in the future. In this panel, Beatrice Stein, Founder, Beatrice Stein Hospitality Consulting; Kate Edwards, Founder, Kate Edwards & Company; and Janet Hoffmann, Founder, HR Aligned Design will share steps to take for the transition:
1. Changing Your Mindset: reviewing your resume and past positions to identify all marketable skill sets
2. Reframe past positions and skill sets for non-hospitality jobs
3. How to review and update your resume with key words and phrases
4. Steps to Take: where to look, how to apply, and selling your applicable skills

Temporary/ Seasonal Jobs Available:

Snag a Job Companies That Have Hiring Needs Based On Zip Code
Harri- Hospitality Unite– database of current jobs available.

Albertsons Companies The national grocery company is hiring for positions across its brands.

ALDI Hiring Seasonal cashiers.

Amazon  100,000 workers needed to help with online orders.

CVS– Hiring seasonal employees

Dollar General– Hiring seasonal employees

Dominos: 10,000 workers for full and part-time positions.

Family Dollar- – Hiring seasonal employees


Kroger (Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer and more): Immediate openings are available at many of the brands under this national grocery store company.

Outschool– sign up to teach students

Pizza HutThe pizza chain is hiring for positions at its various locations

Publix– immediate opening, go to your local store 

Safeway Grocery Stores Apply online or at your local store.

Sam’s Club– immediate openings 

Southeastern Grocers (Bi-Lo, Fresco, Harvey’s, Winn-Dixie) Apply online or at your local store

Walgreens– immediate openings 

Walmart Walmart is hiring store workers and delivery drivers.

Sign Up to deliver food through third party delivery services.DoorDashGrubHubPostmatesUber Eats

7-Elevenimmediate openings 


How to file for unemployment and who qualifies:

  • An employer temporarily stopping operations – preventing employees from coming to work
  • Employer reduced hours.
  • An individual is quarantined with the expectation of returning to work after the quarantine is over
  • An individual leavestheir job due to a risk of exposure or infection or to care for a family member.

Floridians can file a claim online or call 1-800-204-2418.

NEW: Reemployment Assistance Benefits

NEW: Temporary Layoff Program

NEW: Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

Personal Finance Resources:
April 15th tax deadline was extended 90 days to July 15thIRS information
Financial tips during this time– USA Today
Bartender Emergency Assistance
Private Mortgage Relief options– updated daily-

Other Financial Institutions
For all other mortgage, credit card bills, business loans, etc call your financial institution directly and ask for relief.
View this article to see some information.

Continuing Education Opportunity:
FAU Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate
American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)- FREE Hospitality Career Training