Detroit Metropolitan Airport concessionaires seek workers during job fair

Restaurants and retail locations hiring for multiple positions

News Releases
Jul 29
2021

DETROIT (July 29, 2021) – The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA), which operates Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), is hosting a job fair on behalf of its concessionaires. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3 at the Nomads Building – 10100 Middlebelt Rd., Romulus, Michigan 48174. Job seekers utilizing public transportation can access the location by taking Smart Bus Route 125.

Management teams from several concessionaires will be on-site, interviewing candidates for full- and part-time positions in the airport terminals. Opportunities are available at many retail locations including Pandora, Explore Afar, Forbes Travel Store, Spanx, Frivolous, Time News Stand, PGA Tour Shops and several others. Staff from food and beverage locations including Andiamo, Jolly Pumpkin, Embers Fire & Ice Bar, National Coney Island, Starbucks, Subway, Chick-fil-A and more will also be on-site conducting interviews.

“Similar to restaurants and retail stores across the country, our concessionaire partners are actively recruiting to increase their workforce,” said WCAA CEO Chad Newton. “As the demand for air travel continues to rise, there’s no better time to join the DTW team. Working at the airport provides the opportunity to meet people from all over the world while providing quality customer service in an exciting atmosphere.”

Job fair participants must be at least 18 years old and should bring two pieces of identification: a state identification card or driver’s license and their original social security card or birth certificate with seal. Any offers of employment will require successful completion of an airport background check.

“As a long-standing partner of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Paradies Lagardère is excited to support the upcoming DTW job fair,” said Paradies Lagardère President and CEO Gregg Paradies. “The airport retail and restaurant market is an incredible industry, and we have excellent employment opportunities, with outstanding career paths, for individuals who seek to thrive in this service and hospitality segment.”

For more information, job seekers should contact WCAA’s Concessions team at (734) 942-3751 or send an email to concessions@wcaa.us.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) serviced more than 14 million passengers in 2020, amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, DTW welcomed more than 36 million passengers. As one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs, DTW offers service from 12 scheduled passenger airlines. Michigan’s largest airport offers approximately 650 flights per day to and from more than 105 nonstop destinations on three continents. With two award-winning passenger terminals, six jet runways, and an onsite AAA Four-Diamond Westin Hotel, DTW is among the world’s most efficient, customer friendly and operationally capable airports in North America. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport earned Airports Council International’s 2020 Airport Service Quality Award for Best Airport by Size and Region (25 to 40 million passengers per year in North America). DTW also received the highest score among mega airports in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Airport Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction with the airport they traveled through and scored the highest in the security check and terminal facilities factors. Visit jdpower.com/awards for details. DTW is operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority, which also operates nearby Willow Run Airport – an important corporate, cargo and general aviation facility. The Airport Authority is entirely self-sustaining and does not receive tax dollars to support airport operations. Visit www.metroairport.com for more information.

Erica Donerson
Vice President, Communications and External Affairs
Wayne County Airport Authority
Lisa Gass
Media Relations Manager
Wayne County Airport Authority