ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) – For many individuals, the weekend means heading to look at the most recent blockbuster. However the movie show isn’t simply concerning the present.
It means popcorn and an ice-cold drink, one thing many individuals haven’t skilled for a complete yr. That’s rapidly altering.
“We had been all the time assured that we might be again on this place earlier than later,” Cinergy Basic Supervisor Christopher Maples mentioned.
Maples has been with Cinergy for practically 4 years. He watched because the pandemic ravaged theaters; he’s now witnessing their comeback.
“We’re getting there,” he mentioned. “Quicker than we might’ve anticipated, which makes for lots of challenges.”
It’s these challenges that take up Maples’ day. The Division of Labor’s jobs report for March painted an optimistic image for the leisure sector, which grew by 64,000 jobs.
“You recognize, we’re hoping to be nearer to 100% by Might when college lets out for summer season,” Maples mentioned. “Primarily based on these numbers, I would like to rent a few hundred extra workforce members for simply [the Odessa] location.”
Maples mentioned 75% of pre-pandemic enterprise has returned. That’s much better than final April when Cinergy was doing no enterprise in any respect.
He attributes the surge to extra folks getting vaccinated, in addition to a film of – monster proportions.
“Godzilla vs. Kong has actually boosted our gross sales dramatically,” he mentioned.
And with the financial monsters at its facet, Cinergy is prepared for Easter and past.
“We’re simply seeking to get staffed up with the most effective workforce we will as rapidly as we will.”
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