PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Here's a job opportunity you won't need
to buy a new wardrobe for.
Hoping to take advantage of Rhode Island's floundering economy,
owners of the Foxy Lady strip club in Providence plan to hold a job
fair on Saturday.
They say they're looking to fill around 30 positions, from
strippers and waitresses to disc jockeys and bartenders, at that
club and two others in Massachusetts.
"I need more managers, I need more competent staff, and I need
more attractive waitresses to go along with the ones I have right
now," said co-owner Tom Tsoumas.
The naked truth is that Rhode Island's economy is among the
worst in the nation, with an unemployment rate of 10.3 percent in
The Providence club isn't immune from the recession but is still
drawing customers willing to drink and pay for lap dances, said
manager Bob Travisono.
"It's taken a hit," he said. "It's not as bad as restaurants
and stuff like that. In times like this, they seem to drink their
Tsoumas said he hopes some who might shun strip clubs when the
economy is good might consider shedding their clothes now - or at
least working as a floor host or bartender.