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Summer Means More Jobs In Restaurant Industry

The National Restaurant Association is predicting that eating and drinking places will add 381,800 jobs between June and August. This is a 4.1-percent increase from the industry's employment levels in March. These statistics could indicate that things are looking better for the restaurant industry. The expected growth in summer restaurant jobs is contrary to what The U.S. Travel Association projected earlier this year, that there would be 322 million domestic "leisure person-trips" in June, July and August, a 2.2-percent decrease from last summer. The NRA's projection for employment growth this summer is the same as last summer's growth of 4.1…

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Patrice and Associates Job Placement Success Story

Patrice and Associates loves to hear back from former candidates who worked with our recruiters. In this entry, David Currier shares his success finding a career in the hospitality and restaurant industry after working with a Patrice and Associates recruiter. Visit our Flickr page, if you would like to see testimonials from other former Patrice and Associates candidates.   “Early this year I was looking for a new position in the restaurant and hospitality industry. I needed to leave my current position to be able to take care of my Mom who had become ill with her second bout of…

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New Partnerships and Military Career Fairs

Patrice & Associates has partnered with VetFran and other organizations specializing in offering a business opportunity to veterans at a reduced rate. In upcoming months, we will be participating in military career fairs and offering seminars on "Be Your Own Boss.” Please come see us! VetFran - Supporting the Cause Growing steadily in popularity, the VetFran Program is supported by nearly 300 of the International Franchise Association's 1,300 plus member franchise systems and has enabled more than 1,000 veterans to acquire franchises. In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, with which the International Franchise Association has signed an…

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Patrice and Associates to Start Recruiting for Counter Burger

Recently, Patrice and Associates signed on Counter Burger, a California-based restaurant that specializes in custom-built burgers. Counter Burger has more than 20 locations, and plenty Counter Burgers are coming soon at locations across the country. Counter Burger is not your typical burger joint, it has contemporary, industrial décor, new music, beer, wine, cocktails and an innovative burger-building experience. Building a Counter Burger is quite an exciting process, and involves five steps—choosing what kind of burger, cheese, toppings, sauce then bun. The menu is full of tasty, unique burger toppings—from dill pickle chips to grilled pineapple! We’re thrilled to start recruiting…

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Jamba Juice Adds Food to Its Menu

Keeping customers’ wants in mind, Jamba Juice launched its new menu this week. Research showed customers don’t feel a smoothie alone is enough of a meal, and that they want food with their smoothie. The new menu is comprised of healthy flatbreads, salads and wraps. And I must say, these menu items look and sound delicious! The new menu items will first be at 222 stores in California and will be available at all 732 locations within the next year. Jamba stresses the importance of healthy living, so of course, the new menu items have no artificial flavors, preservatives, high-fructose…

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Boston Franchise and Finance Show Recap

Todd Silberhorn, Senior Recruiter and Franchise Sales; Sabrina Ball, Administrative Assistant, and myself attended the Boston Franchise and Finance Show this past weekend. We arrived last Friday to set up our brand new booth display which reflects our new branding.  We met many great people in Boston and hope to partner with some franchisees as the result. It was the first trip to Boston for all of us, so we also made time for sightseeing and fun. We toured the city and got to see all of Boston’s historical sites. We started with a dinner at the oldest restaurant in…

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Amber Faul Celebrates 13th Anniversary with P&A

Amber Faul, Patrice & Associates Recruiting Director, says, “I’ve been with P&A longer than most of our competitors have been in business!” A mother of two, Devin, 12 yrs old and Hailey, 9, Amber is the epitome of success for the work-from-home concept.  From secretary, to recruiter, to manager, to managing franchise compliance, Amber has played an integral role in the growth of P&A throughout her tenure.

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Three New Client Companies – Welcome Aboard!

We want to welcome three new clients to Patrice & Associates.  In the last 30 days Angela Guerreiro, National Account Manager for Patrice & Associates, signed contracts with Mrs. Winner’s in Georgia with 90 locations, a Dunkin Donuts Franchise in the Mid-Atlantic area which is opening 40 new locations, and a Rallys franchise with 110 locations in the Great Lakes Region.  Patrice & Associates continues to bring exciting new career opportunities to our candidates.

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Patrice & Associates Announces New Training Facility

Patrice & Associates is pleased to announce the opening of their new training facility in Marietta, Georgia.  The Crowne Plaza Hotel offers luxury accommodations including a spacious meeting room complete with beverages, morning and afternoon snacks; comfortable guest rooms with high-speed internet access; work-out room; pool; bar and a fine dining restaurant.  June’s Training Class includes franchisees from Omaha, NE and Dacula, GA.

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Patrice Rice on the Hospitality Job Market

Patrice Rice, president and founder of Patrice & Associates is interviewed on FOX 35 television in Orlando, Florida. From February, 2009, Patrice expresses optimism for the employment outlook, especially within the hospitality industry. [flashvideo file=https://www.patriceandassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/patrice.flv image=https://www.patriceandassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/fox_prev_image.jpg /]

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