Our Visitor Services department is in close contact with tourism related businesses in Polk County. Below you’ll find information about current employment opportunities at area shops, hotels and restaurants.

Retail Positions

Lakeland Square Mall

3800 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL  33809
Phone:  863-859-5414
Positions – Individual stores, Must apply in person
Janitorial – apply at mallardgroup.com
Security – apply at andyfrain.com

Lakeside Village Mall

1479 Town Center Drive
Lakeland, FL  33803
Phone:  863-616-9825
Positions:  Must apply in person at the individual stores

Macys Citi Center

231 Citi Centre St.
Winter Haven, FL  33880
Phone:  863-297-6300

Accommodation Positions


Holiday Inn and Suites North I-4

4500 Lakeland Park Dr. Lakeland FL 33809 
Phone- 863-595-4500
Email- gm@hielakeland.com
Contact- Monique Desmore
Open positions- accepting all positions

Days Inn and Suites by Wyndham

4502 N Socrum Loop Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
Phone- 863-797-4606
Email- daysinn.lakeland@gmail.com
Contact- Jennifer Mendez
Open positions- housekeeping and maintenance

Hampton Inn and Suites

4420 N Socrum Rd. Lakeland, FL 33809
Phone- 863-816-2525
Email- Rodney.jackson@hilton.com
Contact- Mike Patel
Open positions- Breakfast manager

Extended Stay America

4360 Lakeland Park Dr. Lakeland, FL 33809
Phone- 863-904-2050
Email- lak@extendedstay.com
Contact- Yobeska Perez
Open positions- Front desk help

Sleep Inn and Suites

4321 Lakeland Park Dr. Lakeland FL 33809
Phone- 863-577-1170
Email- gm.fl728@choicehotels.com
Contact- Teresa Benson
Open positions- maintenance and housekeeping

Howard Johnson by Wyndham

939 W Robson St. Lakeland, FL 33805
Phone- 863-688-7972
Email- hojolakelanddesk@gmail.com
Open positions- housekeeping and janitorial 

Davenport & Clermont

Woodspring Suites

141 Bella Cita Blvd, Davenport, FL 33897
Phone- 863-578-3658
Email- gm.slp32@woodsprings.com
Contact- G.M. Anne
Open positions- house keeping

Quality Inn Maingate West

9330 West US 192 Clermont, FL 34714
Phone- 863-547-8804
Email- sharon@qualityinnclermontwestkissimmee.com
Contact- Sharon
Open positions- house keepers

Ramada by Wyndham

43824 US Hwy 27, Davenport, FL 33837
Phone- 863-420-5676 housekeeper
Email- manager.ramadadavenport@gmail.com
Contact- John Bross
Open positions- maintenance and housekeepers

Days Inn & Suites 

2425 Frontage Rd, Davenport, FL 33837
Phone- 863-424-2596
E-mail- daysinndisneyso@aol.com
Contact- Maureen McDonald
Open positions- Front desk person

Winter Haven

Winter Haven Gardens

1150 3rd St SW Winter Haven, FL 33880
Email- irish@winterhavengardens.com
Open positions- housekeepers


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

1565 N Broadway Ave. Bartow, FL 33830
Phone- 863-533-8070
Email- hiebartow@gmail.com
Contact- Scott Smith
Open positions- accepting for all positions

Restaurant Positions


Abuelos Mexican Restaurant

3700 Lakeside Village Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone- 863-686-7500
Contact – accepting applications online at: abuelos.com 

Fred's Market Restaurant

2120 Harden Blvd. Lakeland, FL  33803
Phone:  863-603-7080
Contact: Apply in person M-F 2pm-5pm or on line at: fredsmarket.com/employment

Mr. Fish

715 E. Palmetto St. Lakeland, FL  33801
Phone:  863-688-4280
Contact:  Michelle; must pick up application in person

Mitchell's Coffee House

235 N. Kentucky Ave. Lakeland, FL  33801
Phone:  863-860-2944
Contact:  Looking for Cook and/or Barista; must apply in person

Mojo Federal BBQ

130 S. Tennessee Ave. Lakeland, FL  33801
Phone:  863-937-4226
Contact:  Must apply in person; application will be given to hiring Manager

Burger 21

1601 Town Center Drive
Lakeland, FL  33803
Phone:  863-937-8002
Accepting applications for all positions at:  burger21.com/careers

Champs Sports Grill

6645 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL  33813
Phone:  863-647-5900
Position:  Server for Sat/Sun Morning Shift, 10AM- 4PM
Apply in person; 1+ years experience preferred


5125 S. Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33813
Phone:  863-213-4889
Positions:  Host, Bartender, Dishwasher, Busser, Day Prep, Cook, Cashier
Apply at nowhiring.com/shells

Ford's Garage

879 Lakeland Park Center Drive
Lakeland, FL  33809
Phone:  863-337-3673
Positions:  Bartender, Cook, Prep Cook, Dishwasher, Host
Server, Service Assistant
Apply at fordsgarageusa.com/careers

Glory Days Grill

3790 Lakeside Village Ct.
Lakeland, FL  33803
Phone:  863-225-8958
Positions:  Cook, Prep, Dishwasher, Busser, Server
Host/Hostess, Bartender


1569 Town Center Drive
Lakeland, FL  33803
Phone:  863-688-8844
Applications accepted for all positions at grillsmith.com/careers

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille

101 N. Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, FL  33801
Phone:  863-686-2228
Applications accepted any time at hookedonharrys.com/careers/ OR
Apply in person Monday thru Friday 2PM – 4PM.

Louis Pappas Fresh Greek

1318 Town Center Drive
Lakeland, FL  33803
Phone:  863-284-1010
Taking Applications for the following positions:  Cashier, Salad, Line Cook, Prep Cook
Or:  Apply in person at the above address

Mission BBQ

4014 S. Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL  33813
Phone:  863-225-8433
Positions:  Hourly position and Management position applications available
Apply at mission-bbq.com/hiring-heroes-apply

Winter Haven

Tanner's Lakeside

1005 Lake Howard Drive SW, Winter Haven, FL  33880
Phone:  863-662-5948
Contact:  Must apply in person and fill out application


699 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone:  863-299-9555
Contact: chilisjobs.com, Prep Cook, To-Go, Server

Hurricane Grill & Wings

5370 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven, FL  33884
Phone:  863-324-5157
Applications accepted on line at fatbrandsinc.formstack.com

Boston Market

150 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven, FL  33880
Phone:  863-293-6907
Positions:  Cashier, Shift Supervisor, Delivery Driver, Dishwasher, Cook, Server
Apply on line at apply.jobappnetwork.com

The Fire Restaurant

325 W. Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL  33880
Phone:  863-875--5544
Applications accepted on line at thefirerestaurant.com/careers

Lake Hamilton

Floridino’s Italian Kitchen

29400 US Hwy 27, Lake Hamilton, FL 33851
Phone- 863-353-2670
Contact – Manager 
Open positions- call for information or stop by in person 

Lake Wales

Woody’s Bar-B-Q

19501 US Hwy 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853
Phone:  863-678-1844
Contact:  accepting for all positions, www.woodys.com/careers 


Miller’s Ale House

8170 Laura Lane, Davenport, FL 33896
Phone:  407-274-9731
Positions: Management, Hourly, Support Center
Contact:  millersalehouse.com

Multiple Locations

Beef O’Bradys

Polk County Locations (Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Haines City, Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven)
Accepting applications for various positions
Contact:  Apply online at befobradys.com 

First Watch – Lakeland South, Lakeland North, Winter Haven

Positions:  Host, Server, Busser, Cook, Dishwasher
Apply for all positions at careers.firstwatch.com

Golden Corral – All Polk County Locations

Positions:  Restaurant Team Members in all Departments
Applications accepted at goldencorral.com/careers

Olive Garden – Winter Haven and Lakeland locations

Winter Haven Positions:  Server, Prep Cook, Dishwasher, Host, Line Cook
Lakeland Positions:  Bartender, Busser, Dishwasher, Line Cook
Apply on line at jobs.olivegarden.com

Ruby Tuesday – Winter Haven and Bartow location

Positions available at either location:  Server, Kitchen Prep/Salad Bar Prep,
Dishwasher, Cook, Bartender
Apply on line at careers.rubytuesday.com

Longhorn Steakhouse – Lakeland and Winter Haven locations

Positions:  Host, Line cook, Server, To Go Specialist, Bartender, Dishwasher
Apply at jobs.longhornsteakhouse.com/locations

Dukes Brewhouse – Lakeland and Winter Haven locations

Winter Haven Positions:  Asst. Mgr., Bartender, Server, Cook
Lakeland Positions:  Server, Manager, Host, Asst. Mgr., Cook

Outback Steakhouse – Lakeland and Winter Haven locations

Positions:  Multiple openings available at each location
Apply online at outback.com/contact

Attraction Positions

LEGOLAND Florida Resort