New Steakhouse Creates 100 New Jobs

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WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — A new restaurant has created dozens of new jobs in Luzerne County.

LongHorn Steakhouse on Bear Creek Boulevard near the Wyoming Valley Mall opened Monday morning at 11 a.m.

Managers said they’ve already filled about 100 full-time and part-time jobs.  Some of the spots are filled by people who recently lost their jobs.

LongHorn Steakhouse is open everyday, Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.


  • TB

    At least they are jobs, whether part time or full time. A job is a job, especially if you didn’t have one to begin with! Everyone should have to work in a restaurant as it is much harder than people think.

  • JK

    How many fulltime? What is the ratio to part time? Is anyone at your station capable of actual reporting? Add some depth to some of these stories! This chain of restaurants is part of a large crampany (sic; my made-up word) that recently made news by cutting hours to avoid paying benefits! We need real jobs with sustainable wages. Not more sprawl and cheesy big boxes. No one’s first choice of career is to wait tables at a tacky chain restaurant.

    • David Mooney

      You may be correct that no one’s first choice of a career is to wait tables but many people who graduate with a degree in management start off their careers in a restaurant. They use it as a stepping stone to other management positions because most manging positions besides restaurants require experience. I think you may be downgrading the severity of the impact this restaurant can have on the community. Adding 100 jobs is a lot. They may mostly be serving and back of the house jobs but these jobs should be for students who are trying to save for college, are in college or like myself as a secondary job to help pay for student loans post college. The money people make here will be put back into the economy whether it be at the mall buying something for their significant other, at another restaurant, at a car dealership or into secondary education. So they go to college, get a degree and start making more money which gives the government more tax money, tax rate increases are limited and the government spends that money on transportation, k-12 education, secondary education and medacaid all because 100 new jobs were created.

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