SAN ANTONIO--2012 is ringing in more jobs for the service industry. A national report released Thursday said the service sector has grown for two straight years.
News 4 WOAI caught up with Carrie Hickman, a front desk agent for Omni La Mansion downtown. Hickman has been on the job for four days. "I came out to visit, and I said well if I'm able to find a job that I'm enthusiastic about then I'll end up staying than if not I was planning to return to California, " replied Hickman. Hickman went on to say finding a job is California was much more difficult.
President of the San Antonio Hotel and Lodging Association Rusty Wallace said since 2010 about 1500 new hotel rooms have been added to the city. "You have several hotel rooms in the heart of the city that have just opened, and frankly we're talking about new jobs, " said Wallace.
Restaurants are also creating new service jobs as well. A Furr's cafeteria will be opening up in the city on February 15th. This will be the second Furr's restaurant in town.
Furr's staff members are currently looking through applications and scheduling interviews. "We are looking to hire around 180 to 200 people initially, " added Furr's General Manager, Artemio Bustos.