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Feb 9, 2012

Premier Restaurant Group Recruits at City Colleges, February 9, 2012


City Colleges of Chicago students have consistently impressed Board Trustee Everett Rand and he has recommended them to local businesses in search of new employees, even his own brother's company. Timothy Rand's firm, MAC One Midway, LLC, a Chicago-based management company which operates the food and beverage program at Midway Airport, has been visiting City Colleges campuses to recruit students to work as distribution clerks, bartenders, servers and other positions in their retail outlets.

MAC One Midway hires City Colleges students and plans to recruit more

Feb 9,2012

MAC One Midway impressed with the quality of applicants they interview at City Colleges

City Colleges of Chicago students have consistently impressed Board Trustee Everett Rand and he has recommended them to local businesses in search of new employees, even his own brother's company. Timothy Rand's firm, MAC One Midway, LLC, a Chicago-based management company which operates the food and beverage program at Midway Airport, has been visiting City Colleges campuses to recruit students to work as distribution clerks, bartenders, servers and other positions in their retail outlets.

"Through my board membership, I have encountered thoughtful and hard-working City Colleges students and it struck me that they could help solve staffing challenges of local employers. The recruitment effort has truly been a win-win; offering the students a chance to develop their professional and customer service skills and providing the company with bright and diligent team members," said Trustee Rand.

"We werenl finding qualified candidates for our open positions, so we decided to recruit at City Colleges," said Gary Elmore, director of human resources for MAC One Midway. "We have been impressed with the applicants we have met when we visited Daley and Olive-Harvey. The students have the drive and the professional skills we want in our employees."

The company sent hiring managers to Richard J. Daley College and Olive-Harvey College and hired about a dozen City Colleges students.

"The part-time positions provide our students the flexibility to earn money while going to school and learn important soft skills that will help them in ·the future like customer service, time management and creative problem solving," said Preston Harden, associate vice chancellor of student affairs.

Last month MAC One Midway made their third City Colleges stop, at Kennedy-King College and will request second interviews from about 40 percent of the students they met.