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

  • I am grateful to have met Corina and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!

    Corina Mack was extremely thorough and quick to respond to all of the needs of myself as well as her business client. Her ability to communicate between the 2 of us made the process so quick. Corina was very knowledgeable about the company she was representing and their current team that was in place. Sometimes companies receive an overwhelming amount of applications for positions and Corina’s ability to pre-screen potential candidates surely expedited this businesses needs to fill their role.           Regards, John R. Guyon III I am grateful to have met Corina Mack and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!
  • Erin DeFreitas was Top - Notch!

    Could not have been better!

                          Thank You!     Eddie T. Erin DeFreitas was top-notch!
  • I am beyond thankful Jaclynn Graybill!

    Jackie was my recruiter and she truly is an exceptional addition and excellent employee!  Patrice & Associates provided amazing service which made my decision to chose this organization to work for seamless.  I have referred Jackie to a few of my friends, and I am confident they will receive the same outstanding experience as well!

    All the best,

    Chantal

    I am beyond thankful Jaclynn Graybill!
  • I give Jay a 10 out of 10! 

    Jay Gray is an exceptional recruiter and someone who truly cares about what his client is seeking for employment. Jay helped me through the entire hiring process and made me feel confident about my new career opportunity. I am truly grateful to have had his help. Once again, thank you for you service and it really did help me in a time I needed someone like Jay to come in and help secure a position that valued my worth. I’m really enjoying my position and I’m fortunate for the help!               Much Thanks! Walker Patterson I give Jay a 10 out of 10!
  • I have been nothing but completely happy with Jonathan Litt

    Jonathan Litt has been absolutely amazing during the process of getting me hired for a new position. I’ve been in hospitality for many years, as a Director of Finance in hotels. The last year and a half has been quite difficult, even for those of us who remained employed during the pandemic. After a year of running a department alone due to property wide layoffs, a stressful transition (brand and management company), working crazy hours, along with a 20% paycut for 9 months, I started feeling very overwhelmed and drained. I told myself it might be time for a change and I was going to let the universe help me. And, it happened! Jonathan Litt found my resume and reached out to me inquiring if I was interested in a Finance Manager position, in the Food world. And, I thought that it was worth speaking to him.
    Immediately, I felt this position might be a great fit for me. From the very first email, and texts, he was amazing. He is so professional and helpful, down to helping with revising my resume to point out things I hadn’t even thought of, to helping with getting prepared for the interview. I’m so confident in my abilities but always hated interviews because you never remember the things you want to explain or the right questions to ask. I also find it to be amazing that he reaches out via text because we all know how much easier texting can be these days when you’re in meetings and/or have deadlines and cannot always hop on a call. I was offered the position and start in 2 weeks and I’m so excited! I’m grateful that I can stay in finance, while taking a chance in a new direction, albeit still in hospitality, and will finally have a better work/life balance.
    I would absolutely recommend Jonathan Litt not only for anyone seeking a new role or for companies seeking the next “right fit” for their business. I look forward to keeping Jonathan in my circle of contacts.
    Thanks,
    Erica Garner
    I have been nothing but completely happy with Jonathan Litt