Topgolf, Scheels bringing hundreds of jobs to Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Companies new to Wichita are hiring and filling hundreds of jobs right now.
Topgolf, near K-96 and Greenwich, is celebrating its grand opening Friday, Dec. 2. The company has already hired close to 300 people to work at its Wichita location.
“I called my mom and I said, ‘I've never wanted to work somewhere as much as I wanna work here,’” new employee Anyssa Torres said.
Torres and Carmella Estrada are getting trained this week to work at Topgolf. It held a hiring event last week and Estrada attended.
“Wichita, since I've lived here, it's kind of boring, I’m not going to lie,” Estrada said. “So, it’s like Topgolf, yes, I will totally go work there.”
Topgolf isn’t the only new business-boosting hiring though. Scheels, a retail store, is opening up in Towne East Square next year.
“We’re hiring a lot of our sales positions right now, so a lot of those are going to be, people are just passionate about whether it be the outdoors or clothing or shoes,” Assistant Store Leader Alec Grothe said.
Interviews are underway at Scheel’s career center in downtown Wichita to hire over 500 more people. The store is set to open on July 1, 2023.
“We’ve had a great response from the local Wichita community,” Grothe said. “It's been great to meet some locals, interview them, and we have some future hires coming in the door.”
Topgolf is also still filling positions. Steven Schulte, Director of Operations at Topgolf, said his opportunities are for everyone from high school students to experienced workers.
“You don't get this opportunity very often to bring something like Topgolf to Wichita, so we've really tried to have everybody embrace it, enjoy it, and know that they're part of something that is, it's very special,” Schulte said.