Monthly Archives: June 2012

Smartphone technology gives businesses and consumers payment flexibility

All the new technology allows us, as recruiters, do really get to know our candidates and be available in their time.  We spend a great deal of time texting candidates to schedule appointments, getting quick answers to questions, skyping interviews for the in-person interview.  When I started this business 23 years ago there wasn't even an internet! With smartphones getting smarter, smaller, and speedier all the time, concurrent advances in mobile point-of-sale technology are presenting restaurants with the opportunity to make their POS systems mobile. There are now numerous POS platforms that leverage the iPhone and other mobile devices, including…

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Free Live Webinar – How to Stay Marketable when Unemployed

My goal is not to just help people through our recruiting efforts but to help everyone find a job.  To this end, I have developed a FREE website to help people with all backgrounds find jobs.  Please register on my site at www.patricecareerhelp.com  Free "live" person review your resume Free Webinars on topics that can help you find a job Information on schools for retraining Upcoming Webinar: Topic: How to Stay Marketable When Unemployed Date: Thursday, June 28th Time: 11:00am EST (8:00am PST, 9:00am MST, 10:00am CST) Description: If you have been in a job search for several month or…

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NRA Applauds Passage of Health Care Cost Reduction Act

The National Restaurant Association today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan “Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012” (H.R. 436), which will lower the cost of health insurance for employers and return some flexibility to the use of Health Spending Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) for restaurant employees and consumers. “On behalf of the nation’s nearly one million restaurants, who employ nearly 13 million Americans, and the millions of guests we serve each day, the National Restaurant Association appreciates the continued efforts of members of Congress to address the affordability…

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Garbanzo to Expand into D.C.-Baltimore Market

Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill announced today the company’s expansion into the Washington D.C./Baltimore market. Garbanzo is planning to open five to 10 company-owned locations in this area over the next 12-24 months. “We are very excited to grow the Garbanzo concept to the East Coast and provide our fresh, authentic menu offerings to the D.C. and Baltimore communities,” says Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder, president and CEO. “A hotbed for popular eateries and diverse cuisine, our nation’s capital and surrounding areas provide prime locations for Garbanzo restaurants. With a couple retail sites already identified, we are still exploring other location options…

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Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online

I came across this today and thought I would warn everyone Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online by Lance Whiney LinkedIn users could be facing yet another security problem. A user in a Russian forum says that he has hacked and uploaded almost 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords, according to The Verge. Though his claim has yet to be confirmed, Twitter users are already reporting that they've found their hashed LinkedIn passwords on the list, security expert Per Thorsheim said. LinkedIn revealed through its own tweet that it's looking into reports of stolen passwords, and it advised users to stay…

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Cinnabon Spotlights Chocolate-, Cherry-Flavored Items

Cinnabon bakeries are now adding chocolate and cherry flavors to its world famous cinnamon roll and blended beverages. Now through Nov. 3, Chocolate-Covered Minibons, Chocolate-Covered Cherry Chillattas, and Cherry Tangy Chillattas are available at participating bakeries. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to celebrate the Minibon roll’s 25th birthday by showcasing this smaller sweet treat with a disturbingly delicious twist of decadent chocolate,” says Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon. “Adding chocolate and cherry to our fans’ favorite products gives them the alternative to enjoy our unique flavors in different ways.” In addition to the Chocolate-Covered Minibon, Cinnabon is featuring a…

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Starting Salary Comparisons between 2011 and 2012 Grads

As you grab hold of those shiny diplomas this graduation season, you’re probably wondering what the hiring landscape looks like and what salaries are available depending on your major or area of focus.   You’re in luck. The National Association of Colleges and Employers recently released its April 2012 Salary Survey. The survey found that the average starting salary for the Class of 2012 is $44,442, up 6.6 percent when compared with the Class of 2011.   Here’s a list of common academic majors for the Class of 2012, salary comparisons with 2011 and related degrees or occupations with high…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Allison Sullivan was amazing! 

    She found my resume online and reached out to me. I had been in the market looking for the right next step in my career for several months and had been receiving calls daily from different recruiters so I didn’t expect anything magical to occur overnight. Allison called me, we chatted quickly about my work experience and she advised me she thought I’d be perfect for a client she was working with….and literally the next day I got a call for an interview with the client. The day after the interview, I was immediately offered a position consulting on insurance claim management. Allison was checking in with me each step of the way and made the transition from unemployed to working at a career I’m excited about in no time at all! I cannot thank her and Patrice & Associates enough for all their help!  

    ~ Shane Laughran

    Allison Sullivan was amazing!
  • I am very thankful for Liz Costa.

    She was kind, informative, and very encouraging during the process of applying, interviewing, and finally accepting the position once it was offered to me. I have worked with several recruiters before and Liz was the most friendly and professional at the same time. She made me feel comfortable and also made me feel confident during the interview process. After only a few weeks, I now consider Liz a friend and would certainly recommend her to anyone who is in the looking in the labor market. Thank you Liz, I appreciate you as a person and a professional.

    ~Brent

    I am very thankful for Liz Costa
  • Jonathan Litt set me up for success!

    I am truly excited to start this new journey at this restaurant. I can honestly say I don't think I would have been able to pull this off without Jonathan Litt's help. He was more than professional but at the same time he was authentic and explained everything I needed to do to make things work. He definitely set me up for success. My confidence level wasn't what it used to be, but with his help he made me believe in myself. He encouraged me and believed in me as well. I will never forget his efforts. My appreciation for his work and dedication will always be remembered. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing me to be a part of this process. I am forever grateful.

    Thank you again,

    Latifah Walker

    Jonathan Litt set me up for success!
  • Recruitment & Hiring for Sales Jobs - Patrice & AssociatesRick Weaver is a pleasure to work with!

    Very helpful and professional! Goes out of his way for people!          

    Thank you for all you do!

    Ken M.

    Rick Weaver is a pleasure to work with!
  • Rick Weaver is great!

    I love it at my new career and picture my future here. Rick was awesome in helping me choose where I need to be and how I had to get there. It took a lot of interviews and me turning jobs down because it wasn’t a fit for me. At my new career I’m in the right place!  

    Thank you,

    Shaunte

    Rick Weaver is great!