NFL draft bringing visitors, job opportunities to Nashville

Posted at 9:22 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 23:49:52-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — For some Nashville shops, getting prepared for next week's massive NFL draft means getting more people on the payroll.

"It's been very crazy," Brittany Pulley said. Pulley works as a branch manager for LGC Hospitality, a company that helps hotels, event companies and restaurants connect with temporary workers. "When they have a gap in staffing and they need to fill those positions on a last minute need, we fill that for them."

And with the first pick of the NFL draft less than a week away, the number of gaps is growing fast.

"We haven't had an event quite like this one," Pulley said with a laugh. She said LGC Hospitality phones have been constantly ringing, with businesses looking for more and more employees for the big week. It's been so busy, LGC Hospitality had to hire another worker themselves.

"Well, it's already normally pretty chaotic. Once we ramp up to the busy season it's 'go go go' for us," Pulley said. "So having this added piece of business for us has doubled that."

She said the biggest need is in hotels, who are preparing for an estimated 300,000 visitors for the draft.

"Making sure that those hotels are ready for all the tourists coming in to town," Pulley said.

But even after those tourists check out and the final player is drafted, Pulley says she won't get much time on the bench.

"As soon as the draft finishes we have the Tennessee Renaissance Festival, CMA fest, then Bonnaroo, so it just keeps going," Pulley said.

If you have experience in the hospitality business and are looking for a temporary job during the NFL draft, you can contact LGC Hospitality through their website.