The home of the Atlanta Hawks will have a new name in 2018: State Farm Arena. The Hawks' arena has undergone a $200 million renovation and will open in October 2018. The Omni Arena was the home of Hawks from 1972 until it was demolished in July 1997. The new $213.5 million arena broke ground in June 5, 1997. The 21,000-seat Philips Arena got its name months before it opened in September 1999. Philips Arena branding remained in place as renovations began in 2017. The newly named State Farm Arena will be mu

Atlanta Hawks holding another round of interviews to fill 500 jobs 

The Atlanta Hawks are holding upcoming job interviews to fill about 500 jobs at the all-new State Farm Arena. The venue will continue its hiring in areas including guest experience, security, retail, custodial and food services. 

Interviews with interested applicants, who must first pre-register online, will be held on Sunday and Monday at the Georgia Aquarium. 

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Last month, more than half of the candidates who were interviewed at the Skyview Ferris Wheel were hired on as Guest Services Captains.  

“We are committed to investing in our employees, and that begins with the very first touch point, the interview. We are thrilled to have these hiring events at the Georgia Aquarium because we think that the best way for our staff to learn how to deliver memorable experiences for our guests is to create memorable experiences for them. Interviewing while a whale shark swims over your head is something you’ll always remember,” said Vice President of Guest Experience David Garcia. 

Trae Young, Coach Lloyd Pierce and a hanfdul of Atlanta Hawks players, coaches and cheerleaders visit with kids at CHOA Scottish Rite.
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The interviews will take place Sunday morning between 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. and Monday 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. 

To go through our pre-screening process, interested candidates must begin by going to hawks.com/arenajobs.  

Last month, the Atlanta Hawks announced they are filling more than 900 new jobs for the newly renovated and transformed Philips Arena, which will now be called State Farm Arena. Positions will include everything from jobs in guest services, housekeeping and security to bartenders and servers. 

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The arena, which underwent a $192.5 million renovation, recently announced fan-friendly food pricing which will be featured during each of the nearly-200 events, including Hawks games, concerts and shows, with a reach of almost 2 million fans annually. 

Eleven of the arena’s most popular food and beverage items will be drastically reduced with an average price reduction of 50 percent. A $5 beer has been added to the menu as well as $1 chips, $3 hot dogs and $4 slices of pizza. 

Many of the new jobs are designed to serve the newly renovated arena. For example, there will be a doubling of the number of bartenders to accommodate more premium food and beverage areas. The overall workforce will be 500 to 700 larger than in past years, according to Garcia. Garcia said the Hawks also are creating a new team called the “Service Recovery/Surprise & Delight team” which he said in an e-mail, will be “tasked with roving the building to resolve issues and create magical moments for fans.” 

Job perks for arena staff include free parking, new break rooms with complimentary beverages and snacks, along with an employee loyalty rewards program. In addition to working Hawks homes games, the new employees can also work at other events at the arena including shows already scheduled for the arena -- Future, Elton John, Drake and Migos, Justin Timberlake, Shawn Mendes and Fleetwood Mac.

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