I was reminded last week that the new 5 Guys Hamburger and Fries restaurant is aiming to get their new Kent store on E. Main Street (the old Susan’s location) opened by the end of January 2010. I understand that’s still a soft start date but I noticed that they have put a fresh coat of paint on the building in their corporate colors (red and white) so they are clearly making progress which is great.
The franchise owners of the Kent store own a number of successful 5 Guys stores in our region so these folks are experienced restaurant owners who know how to run the business — of course its not going to hurt that they happen to offer a great product and they are sitting at the front door of campus and its 24,000 hungry students. I can see why they consider the Kent store such a goldmine.
Every goldmine needs miners so I’m figuring we should shortly be seeing advertisements to hire the new staff at the Kent 5 Guys store. I haven’t heard how many full and part time folks they’ll be hiring but we’re excited about every new job in town because jobs makes the local economy go round and a healthy economy makes it possible for the community to keep moving forward towards our goals.
That got me thinking about jobs and despite all the doom and gloom of the economy I found that there are a fair number of jobs being advertised in Kent right now. According to Indeed.com here’s the list of jobs open in Kent right now:
If you’re willing to have a 5 mile commute the list of available jobs grows even more:
Good luck to all the job hunters out there!