tukr Focuses On Barista Jobs In The New York City Area
Wilmington, NC based tukr is pleased to announce that they are planning to expand operations and focus on the New York City Jobs market for Baristas. As a job placement platform, tukr helps workers connect with the top positions in their industry. Today, the team looks forward to helping NYC cafes meet the growing demand for competent baristas.
There are many reasons why tukr is focusing on this position and region. For one, the company acknowledges that barista jobs can be highly rewarding thanks to the combination of appreciable salaries and tips. This is notable since baristas are an entry level role, especially since they tend to be more lucrative than other positions at this level and come with a variety of unique perks that may be more beneficial to certain types of workers (such as part or full time students).
The job is also known for its customer-facing responsibilities. Those who thrive in an active environment and prefer exposure to a great number of people every day will inevitably be drawn to this role, particularly as it allows them to polish their interpersonal skills. However, there is also a technical aspect to this job — baristas have to be familiar with the intricacies of coffee making and be able to create specific beverages at a demanding pace. When combined with the need to uphold a high standard of customer service, the role can be as challenging as it is fulfilling.
As tukr notes in a blog post on the subject, “Coffee is more than a drink; it’s an opportunity to socialize and make connections. That’s why baristas must create an inviting and warm environment that keeps customers coming back — whether that involves discussing politics or simply offering friendly greetings; great baristas understand how to ensure every interaction with customers is positive and successful.”
The scope of these responsibilities also means that baristas are likely to require training before they are considered competent enough to work alone or as an integral part of a larger team. This training is often delivered on-the-job, either at local coffee shops or barista schools, and the skills learned here will translate well to many other careers whether they involve customer-facing roles or not.
Certain environments can provide more opportunities for personal growth than others, and few environments compare to New York City. tukr points out that NYC is well known for its diverse population, comprising people of all manner of backgrounds who may frequent the same coffee shops on a daily basis. This may be more challenging, but it also gives baristas more room to develop their customer service skills and gain experience. Those who work in this region will find their careers rewarded well as a result.
In their blog post, tukr adds, “Some Baristas opt to compete in formal coffee competitions known as the World Barista Championships, held annually across various global locations. Competitors must first qualify by competing in local or national competitions in order to participate. The goal of these competitions is to identify and recognize the top baristas around by judging their performances and skills; competing is also an excellent way of expanding one’s knowledge on different styles of coffee as well as learn to create drinks to satisfy individual tastes and preferences; those scoring highest can win various prizes such as gift cards, cash or coffee products if winning these championships!”
Those who wish to relocate to New York City may also find themselves concerned about the high cost of living. While it is not impossible, it can be tough. tukr points out that coffee shops in NYC are known for recognizing what it takes to attract good talent, and they make a point of providing competitive wages as a result. Baristas may also benefit from health insurance and paid time off, giving them more flexibility to enjoy their time in the city.
Those who wish to take up a position as an NYC barista are welcome to use tukr’s online job placement platform to get started. tukr already has hundreds of listings available, and they will soon be adding more.