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Hundreds line up for jobs at Krispy Kreme

By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
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Hundreds of job seekers waited in long lines Tuesday morning outside what will soon be the first Krispy Kreme doughnut store in Roseville since 2006. By 8:30 a.m., 175 people were lined up and by 9:45 a.m., that number grew to 230 people. And the people kept on coming. The new Krispy Kreme store, located at 10317 Fairway Drive in the Highland Reserve Marketplace, is looking to fill 70 full- and part-time positions during a job fair today. “We’re looking for managers, supervisors, assistant managers, general managers, crew members, production, everybody,” said Jason Sansom, director of operations for franchisee Hot Glazed Enchantment. Doors opened for the job fair at 9 a.m. and it will go until 4 p.m. today. Crystal Lau, of Rocklin, said she got in line at 8:30 a.m. and two and a half hours later, 11 a.m., she reached the front of the line. Krispy Kreme spokeswoman Amanda Molina said she expects to see another jump of job seekers later this afternoon as local high school students get out of classes. “Krispy Kreme encourages big smiles and really good attitudes,” Molina said. “It’s such a fun and exciting brand that we really encourage people to come with a lot of enthusiasm.” Sansom said the company is especially looking for previous Krispy Kreme employees. Molina said job seekers who are unable to make it to the job fair today can still come by the store and drop off their resume at any time. The new store plans to open at 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 20 and will be a factory store, which means all the doughnuts will be made fresh daily on site. Toby Lewis can be reached at tobyl@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @TobyLewis_RsvPT.