Downtown Knoxville businesses on a ‘hiring spree’: Hundreds of jobs available

August 29, 2023
Sixty Downtown Knoxville businesses are hiring.

Sixty businesses in downtown Knoxville are hiring from front desk staff to back-of-house workers, with hundreds of opportunities available.

Downtown Knoxville Alliance has a list of the openings, including those in restaurant, retail and the service industry, at for both full- and part-time positions.

“Downtown Knoxville business is strong, and owners are on a hiring spree to meet the demand,” said Michele Hummel, executive director of the Downtown Knoxville Alliance. “Established businesses and those preparing to open have a variety of positions to fill. Opportunity and energy abound in our city center, making now the ideal time to apply!”

Downtown Knoxville Alliance’s long list of openings makes it easy for people to find a job with details about expected hours, needed experience and how to apply. The webpage is a one-stop place for employment this fall.

Positions are available for bartenders, baristas, cooks, hosts, massage therapists, bus drivers, sales, retail, servers, security, housekeeping, maintenance and more. The full list of employers includes:

  • Alice in Appalachia
  • Anaba Japanese Cuisine
  • ASM Knoxville
  • Babalu
  • Bernadette’s Crystal Gardens
  • Bistro at the Bijou
  • Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes
  • Calhoun’s on the River
  • Chesapeake’s Seafood House
  • CJ’s Tacos
  • Coffee & Chocolate
  • Corks Wine & Spirits
  • Crowne Plaza Knoxville
  • Cruze Farm Ice Cream
  • Culture Hair Studio
  • DiCarlo’s Pizza
  • Downtown Grill & Brewery
  • Earth to Old City
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton
  • Five Thirty Lounge
  • Fizz
  • Fred Beans & Rice
  • Frothy Monkey
  • Good Golly Tamale
  • Hilton Knoxville
  • Honeymouth
  • Hyatt Place
  • J.C. Holdway
  • Knoxville Area Transit
  • Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
  • Lilou
  • Lox Salon
  • Maple Hall Bowling Lanes
  • Meadowsweet Massage
  • Nama Sushi Bar
  • Nothing Too Fancy
  • Old City Athletic Club
  • Old City Sports Bar
  • Oliver Hotel
  • Oliver Royale
  • Osteria Stella
  • Petro’s Chili & Chips
  • Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain
  • Preservation Pub
  • Pretentious Glass Co
  • Rala
  • Regal Riviera
  • Salon Niche
  • Scruffy City Hall
  • SmashCity
  • Southbound Nightclub
  • Spice & Tea Exchange
  • Sweet P’s Downtown Dive
  • The Holistic Connection
  • Tomato Head
  • Tommy Trent’s
  • Tree & Vine
  • Tupelo Honey
  • Two Bikes
  • Wake Foot Sanctuary

About Downtown Knoxville

Ensuring a vibrant, flourishing downtown is the primary mission of the Downtown Knoxville Alliance (DKA). Formed in 1993 as a Central Business Improvement District (CBID), the district encompasses a 0.67-square-mile area and is supported by a special assessment to property owners that is used to make improvements, enhance services and promote downtown. The DKA continually focuses on attracting and retaining a thriving community of residents, businesses and visitors in Downtown Knoxville. For more information, visit