Second Street Cafe Hiring For Three Positions

Applicants can drop off their resumes this week for barista, cook, and dishwasher positions.

If you’ve walked past recently, you may have noticed a large “Help Wanted” sign in the main window.

The downtown cafe currently has openings for 20- to 30-hour-per-week dishwasher, cook and barista positions, according to the cafe's manager Tamara. All positions start at minimum wage, but the cook and barista positions will receive a raise within 90 days based on experience and performance.

While it's prefered the barista has previous experience, the store is also able to train them.

Applicants can drop off their resumes this week with any of the store's employees. They should include a couple of references.

For over two years, Second Street Cafe has been serving the downtown community with coffee and various drinks, pastries and free Wi-Fi. The spacious dining room also includes a display of local art.

Is your business hiring? Let Patch know and we'll help get the word out. Email Editor Jennifer Squires at jennifer.squires@patch.com.

Jennifer Squires July 10, 2012 at 01:43 AM
With tips?
Watzon McWats July 10, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Tip jar, yes.
randy July 10, 2012 at 01:50 PM
In my opinion, if you are without work and no source of income, minimum wage is better than nothing. Besides, entry level at minimum wage is normal in many types of situations. If you want respect, you need to earn it just like if you want to earn more money, you should prove you are worth it. If you are experience and still without work, it would be worth it to me to start at minimum and work towards an increase. This is the opinion of RANDY
Cathy P. July 10, 2012 at 03:55 PM
@randy: minimum wage may be better than nothing but it not a livable. Lots of working poor -earning a minimum wage- live in shelters, or worse, in their cars or on the street. Earning respect in this case has nothing to do with money, it has to do with survival. Except for teenagers living with their families working for minimum wage, say at McDonald's, no adult working for minimum wage can have a decent roof over their head and put food on the table. The prevailing wage offered by the public sector and key businesses should reflect a wage rate required to meet minimum standards of living. And given our local cost of living, minimum wage doesn't do that.
Cathy P. July 10, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Here's a link to a living wage calculator for Santa Cruz County. The facts are pretty astonishing http://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/06087.


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