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How Employers and Recruiters Can Adapt to the Current Labor Market

How Employers and Recruiters Can Adapt to the Current Labor Market   Employers and recruiters can embrace the increasing presence of older workers in the labor force by offering flexible work arrangements, fostering inclusive cultures and providing opportunities for professional development to leverage their valuable experience and skills.   In […]

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July Labor Market Trends With CEO- Brian Miller

  Join us as we delve into the latest labor market trends with Brian Miller, CEO of Patrice and Associates. In our recent interview, we discuss the U.S. labor market’s addition of 206,000 jobs in June and the implications of the unemployment rate rising to 4.1%. Brian provides valuable insights […]

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Encouraging Employment Trends Indicate Continued Demand

Encouraging Employment Trends Indicate Continued Demand Nonfarm payrolls surged by 272,000 in May, while the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.0%, ending a 27-month stretch of below 4%. Despite this uptick, the rate remains historically low. Bloomberg reported: “The latest figures highlight a labor market that continues to defy […]

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Hiring a Recruiting Firm Can Actually Save You Money!

Hiring a Recruiting Firm Can Actually Save You Money!!!!     If you’re a small business owner, franchisee, or hiring manager you might question if you need an outside recruiting resource to fill your job vacancies or expand your talent pool.    Working with a recruiting firm like Patrice & […]

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They’re Calling the April Labor Numbers “a Standstill” but Emerging Trends Make Recruiters All the More Critical

They’re Calling the April Labor Numbers “a Standstill” but Emerging Trends Make Recruiters All the More Critical       April showed stagnant hiring in general with a few bright spots in some sectors like healthcare. Hospitality stayed flat—we’re seeing that at Patrice &Associates. In Canada, the picture was similar. […]

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A Tight Labor Market: The New Normal

A Tight Labor Market: The New Normal     The tightening labor market of 2024 presents a complex set of challenges for business owners, from a shrinking labor force to the increasing prevalence of counteroffers.  – Brian Miller, CEO Patrice & Associates    The labor market has experienced unexpected shifts […]

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Navigating Today’s Labor Market

Navigating the labor market is tough. Here are the strategies needed to attract and retain talent.     The evolving labor market of 2024 introduces a myriad of obstacles for entrepreneurs, including a shrinking workforce due to demographic shifts and the growing occurrence of counteroffers. Over the past few years, […]

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Why a Patrice & Associates Franchise Makes a Great Family Business

Why a Patrice & Associates Franchise Makes a Great Family Business   A unique combination of professional growth opportunities and a family-oriented approach makes Patrice & Associates an attractive proposition for franchisees who seek to make their mark in the business world while preserving and strengthening their bond with loved […]

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The Numbers Continue to Outpace Expectations “Groundhog Day” Style

The March jobs report says Brian Miller, CEO of Patrice & Associates Staffing & Recruiting continues to confound analysts who consistently underestimate the resilience of the business community. Once again, analysts underestimated the labor numbers, and the market charged right past them. It’s been a “Groundhog Day” pattern for months […]

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Duke Witte absolutely was amazing! 

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to Duke Witte for his assistance in finding me a new job in the hospitality industry. I was disgruntled with my previous job, and I was feeling very discouraged about my prospects. I had been working in the restaurant industry for many years, and I had a lot of experience and skills, but I was having a hard time finding a better opportunity.

I was contacted via LinkedIn by Duke, and thank goodness I was.  Mr. Witte was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. He took the time to understand my skills and experience, and worked tirelessly to find me a job that was a good fit.

Duke was also very honest and upfront with me about the job market. He didn't sugarcoat things, but also didn't give up on me. He kept me motivated and encouraged, and never gave up on finding me a job that I would love.

I am so grateful to Duke Witte and his team for their help. I am now happily employed, and I am so happy that I was able to find a job that I love. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a job in the restaurant industry. He is a true professional, and is dedicated to helping his clients find the perfect job!

Thank you again for everything!

Nick Grubbs

Working with Chris Bovio made job searching so much easier! 

Not only was he available and involved in my search, but also knowledgeable regarding the position. Chris used his industry experience and recruiting network to find the best position for me and my skill set. My only regret is that my new job is so perfect for me that I won’t need to use Chris or Patrice & Associates later.


Nick Guarino

Michael Greig was absolutely fantastic in every way! 

He gave me options and suggestions & eventually found a great for me. Communication was easy and he went above & beyond. Also, he seems like an all around good dude. Thanks again Michael. Solid work out there. You’re hired :)

Nic Callahan

Bryan Curtis was fantastic to work with!

Bryan was very on top of things throughout my recruiting process to the engineering firm I accepted my position with.  I responded to his LinkedIn posting and heard back from him within 24 hours. He continually spoke with me throughout the process checking in regularly and answering all my questions. Bryan was instrumental in helping me find a great job.



Frank Rondeau was a really big help! 

When it came to helping me find my new job, he knocked it out of the park!  He was very honest and thorough throughout the entire process. We had multiple conversations along the way and he always checked in after interviews. Frank was amazing to work with, and I'm super excited to start my new journey thanks to him.       

Many Thanks,


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