Businesses offering hiring opportunities for former Denny's employees

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - As part of ongoing rapid response efforts to return dislocated Denny's employees to the workforce, national employer Waffle House hosted a hiring event at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center Tuesday.

Other local restaurants are stepping up looking to hire qualified workers after about 300 people were left without a job with almost no warning Monday night. The owner of eight Denny's locations wasn't paying some employees and owed nearly $200,000 in taxes including wage withholdings and sales tax.

Old Chicago at Austin Bluffs and Academy is holding an event Wednesday at their restaurant from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are giving preference to the Denny's employees that were let go. Applicants are asked to fill out an application online. Click here and search for the 4110 N. Academy Blvd. location to apply online.

The Colorado Division of Human Resources also has outlets for people seeking employment opportunities. Opportunities include dining services in Colorado Springs and Pueblo Click here to search for jobs..

The Popeyes district manager says they are always hiring. Applications can be submitted here.

Luce Research LLC says they are offering top priority interviews for displaced Denny's employees. Luce Research is a Springs-area call center looking for at least 10 new hires. For more information: click here.

If you are a local employer looking to hire on more than 10 people immediately please contact news@kktv.com with details on how applicants can apply.