He’s got 99 problems, and 100 job openings.
Jay-Z is reopening his 40/40 Club in Madison Square in August, and is looking to hire for 100 positions, we hear.
The hotspot is going to host an open call for bartenders and servers on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
We hear that the potential staffers will showcase their skills during the auditions. Sources said that the club plans to pay waitstaff, who also get tips, $20 per hour, much more than minimum wage.
The club is opening back up Aug. 4, and will celebrate its 18th year.
The place has been known as a hangout for stars such as Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mary J. Blige and many more. It was also a regular haunt for the superstar owner and his wife, Beyoncé, and the couple even once hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama at the club.
Said a source: “Jay is attempting to stimulate the food and nightlife economy in NYC” with the reopening plan.
According to reports, restaurants have been struggling to hire workers in the wake of the pandemic. The Post has previously reported that even while some eateries are moving up to capacity this spring and summer, some staffers have not returned.
One University of Pennsylvania expert reportedly told CBS News: “Leisure and hospitality was obviously one of the top markets adversely affected by the pandemic, and now it’s climbing back very rapidly and everyone is trying to hire at the same time… competition for workers is very intense compared to normal times, and there is a lot of congestion — just like a traffic jam.”
But the 40/40 Club could have an ace up its sleeve with Jay-Z.