OHM Concessions Group must have contract. They are hiring next week

March 21, 2014

OHM Concessions Group – the group that includes Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, etc -must feel confident that it will get the airport food concessions contract. Mayor Ashton Hayward must have decided to wait to see if the Pensacola City Council will override his veto.

Here is the press release we received on the upcoming job fair:

OHM Concessions Group will hold a job fair next week, aiming to fill a number of positions including servers, bartenders, crew members, managers and assistant managers. The new employees will join those currently working at restaurants inside Pensacola International Airport.

OHM is slated to take over food and beverage contract at the airport on April 1; the company, in business since 1998, has major involvement in the concessions at airports in St. Louis and Baltimore.

The Pensacola job fair will be held for three days – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (March 25-27), in the public conference room on the airport’s second floor. It will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; on Thursday the job fair hours will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free; applicants merely need to bring their parking ticket to the job fair and it will be validated.

Resumes may also be submitted via email to, or on the Career Opportunities page of the website.

In its bid for the airport contract, OHM said it would create 100 jobs at the airport over a 10-year period. It also offered the airport a total of at least $1 million more than the nearest competitor for the contract.

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  • joe March 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    OHM was the high bidder and the one Kerrigan supported with an editorial to the Daily.

    Did Hayward not get his council-people to rubber stamp his decision? Conversely doesn’t the other council-people need one of the Mayor’s council people to jump ship and vote to veto Mayor’s actions?

    if acted upon this would be a defining decision on Mayor and council power.

  • grandot March 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I guess Mr. Donovan was mistaken when he told council that the OHM group was not part of the Mayor’s contingency plan. Some would characterize it as a misleading lie to council, perhaps it was just ignorance. Either way, bad administrative habit. An illegally signed contract makes all their fanfare moot, and yes there will be costs for misleading the OHM group, but the initiator of those costs is Ashton Hayward working outside of his charter authority. Big OOps! But not binding on council- unless they fail to override veto. SHAME ON ALL WHO CONSPIRED AGAINST LOCALS AND FAILED TO ALLOW LEGAL RFP PROCESS TO BE REINITIATED> SHAME ON ASHTON HAYWARD FOR CONTINUED DOUBLESPEAK>