By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)Buona Beef on Tuesday announced it will be hiring 500 new employees at restaurants in the Chicago area.

A total of 300 employees will be hired to work at existing locations, while 200 more will be hired for new locations set to open this year.

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Buona reported it hopes its hiring process will help some Illinois residents who have lost their jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company is hiring for positions ranging from part-time entry level jobs to full-time and general manager-level positions in the city and suburbs.

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Those interested in applying or learning more can go to this link.

CBS 2 is committing to Working For Chicago, connecting you every day with the information you or a loved one might need about the jobs market, and helping you remove roadblocks to getting back to work.

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We’ll keep uncovering information every day to help this community get back to work, until the job crisis passes. CBS 2 has several helpful items right here on our website, including a look at specific companies that are hiring, and information from the state about the best way to get through to file for unemployment benefits in the meantime.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff