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Economic Development Update

New restaurants create job opportunities in Tehachapi

As the local economy continues to deal with the interruption presented by COVID-19 and the impact to local employment, new businesses, specifically in the restaurant industry, are providing employment opportunities in Tehachapi.

With seven new restaurants in some sort of development within the City of Tehachapi, local managers are advertising heavily for help. This comes at an opportune time with the recent expiration of the additional federal unemployment benefits approved at the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic. Although there has been some executive action on the subject recently, all signs point to a reduced amount coming from Washington D.C. In addition, well-documented issues with California's Employment Development Department, have caused delays in many benefits.

With jobs available, residents have an opportunity to continue working or get back to work within a variety of sectors, with restaurants leading that charge due to the large number of local projects.

Tacos El Superior: Still looking to hire 10 additional employees to join their team. This restaurant is nearly complete and will serve as Tehachapi's first authentic drive-thru taqueria. Those interested can apply online at http://www.TacosElSuperior.com.

Prime Bar & Grill: Specializing in both Indian and American food, this restaurant has redeveloped the space attached to the Baymont Inn and Suites at Tehachapi Blvd. and Steuber Rd. The management team is still seeking cooks for American cuisine as well as servers and hostesses. The restaurant will open shortly to outside dining and to-go orders while still complying with COVID-19 health guidelines. Interested parties can call Kaylee Torres at (213) 308-2808 for application information.

4 Seasons Café: A new restaurant opening soon in the former Time Out Sports Bar location at the corner of Tehachapi Blvd. and Curry St. in Downtown. This corner-café will offer a unique menu and has a variety of openings available soon. Call (864) 363-8399 for more information.

Panda Express: Construction continues on the new restaurant on the northwest corner of the Walmart development with 40 team members expected to be hired. Those interested can reach out to Ana Avila, general manager at (818) 621-9639 or via email at [email protected].

Other active restaurant projects include Round Table Pizza, which will be occupying the former Pacino's Restaurant space after renovation. The hiring process is not expected to start for several months as COVID-19 delayed the construction process. In addition, renovations continue in the former Pizza Hut suite next to Albertsons where NYC Subs and Deli is moving forward with a small takeout location.

Several other local companies continue to hire employees back as they return to normal or modified operations as COVID-19 continues. These range in a variety of business sectors including medical, professional drivers, dental and contract work.

American Wind Week: Wind Industry set to play key role as nation's economy recovers from COVID-19

As one of the original homes of wind energy, Tehachapi continues to benefit from the wind industry and local contributions by employees and companies that work in this renewable energy sector. Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/american-wind-week-2020-commences-wind-builds-the-future-301108640.html.

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