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Humble Restaurant Hiring Jobless Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Humble, Texas is the setting for a new seafood restaurant which is trying to make a difference for those who are down and out. Georgia’s Catfish Kitchen has been open a little more than a week, and in that short time, it has managed to drum up a lot of attention. This is because their hiring practices focus on employing people that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

“We need alternate cooks, alternate wait staff, alternate front desk staff. I really want to fill that niche. That’s what I want to do,” explained owner Anthony Scott in an interview with KHOU. This southern-style restaurant, which features comfort food and American classics is in the process of hiring seven additional employees for their new location in Humble as well as three more for their Baytown location.

Scott wants to give back to his community, having been a part of it now for 17 years. Following the floods and devastation which Hurricane Harvey inflicted, he explained, “I know the guy that cuts the yards, I know the police officers that patrol this area, the barbers that work here. Something about having a job gives you a sense of security, and I wanted to provide that. A job is the foundation for rebuilding your life, and that’s what I want to do.”