After a year of reducing labor and other costs, the restaurant and foodservice industry are once again looking for top talent. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, food stores added 14,000 jobs in January 2010. To help employers reach qualified workers and educate job seekers about opportunities in the industry, CareerBuilder has launched JobsOnTheMenu.com, a new site that connects job seekers and restaurant/food service employers.
Many leading restaurants and food service organizations have already posted numerous jobs on JobsOnTheMenu.com. Hourly, management and corporate positions are available with restaurant and food service organizations of all sizes.
JobsOnTheMenu.com allows job seekers to search opportunities by location and position and to apply for jobs, learn more about restaurant and foodservice careers, explore education opportunities and get career advice. Employers can post jobs, view detailed candidate applications, reach out to qualified candidates and promote their employment brands and opportunities. When organizations need to quickly hire local staff, a specialized mapping feature lets employers easily identify candidates in their area.
"As restaurants and food service organizations begin to recover from the recession, they will need to hire the right talent quickly to remain competitive," said Laura Kavanaugh, managing director of JobsOnTheMenu.com. "JobsOnTheMenu.com offers employers a one-stop-shop to efficiently and effectively find top talent for their open positions. At the same time, JobsOnTheMenu.com elevates the profile of restaurant and food service employment by educating job seekers about the long-term, diverse career opportunities that exist in the industry."