Company connects job seekers with the hospitality industry

Great story in the Iowa City Press – Citizen about Jaime Parizek – a new Patrice & Associates Franchisee. Our franchisees are very fortunate in that in this economic climate, which is all about jobs, not only do they help people find jobs in the hospitality industry but they have the ability to create jobs for people that want to work from home recruiting.  Below is the article that appeared in the paper this week.

One West Liberty woman has taken her more than a decade of human resources and recruiting experience into a new career venture to help job seekers find employment in the hospitality industry.

Jaime Parizek, 36, began working as a franchisee for the international recruiting agency Patrice & Associates in October. Equipped with a headset and laptop, Parizek works out of her West Liberty home to connect hospitality sector companies with prospective employees in search of management positions for businesses such as restaurants, casinos and hotels.

“For me, it’s more about what I’m doing and being able to help people find jobs and make matches to the jobs they’re looking for and fulfill their dreams,” Parizek said.

Patrice & Associates CEO and founder Patrice Rice said adding local franchisees like Parizek should help with her goals of getting back to the more personal ways of human resources and recruiting like when she first started her company in 1989.

“The days of the personal relationships kind of went away… (such as) having (Parizek) in the local area to be able to meet with the local clients and be able to get to know them,” Rice said. “I want to get back to the way it was before the Internet when personal relationships actually meant something.”

Although Patrice & Associates has had a presence in Iowa for years, Parizek marks the agency’s first franchisee in the state.

“I’m here physically, and one of my goals over the next few months is to really start building relationships and working with our Eastern Iowa clients and restaurants that aren’t our clients yet to help them fill the roles they have,” Parizek said.

Although Parizek said she’ll focus on local communities such as Coralville, North Liberty, Marion and Cedar Rapids, she also will have a national coverage between clients and job seekers.

With 13 years experience in the manufacturing side of human resources and recruiting, Parizek said she is well-equipped for the management side of the hospitality industry.

“When I’m working with the client companies, I understand what they’re going through when they’re trying to fill those roles as well, so I’ve seen both sides of the table.”

Parizek’s long-term goal includes impacting the job sector in a different manner, by eventually adding her own personal staff.

“For me, a long-term goal is to not only be able to help fill the roles of restaurants in our community but also to build my business to where I have the opportunity to hire recruiters as well,” Parizek said.

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  • I would like to personally thank Ken for all his help in helping me to find a job. On June 1st I was released from my job of 11 years. I was unsure of what my next steps would be. I haven't been through an interview in years and I felt like I was unprepared. Ken took the time to help me step by step. He first gathered all my personal information and work history. He built a resume from all of that information and articulated my accomplishments in a way I never could have. He sent me tips on what to wear, questions to ask, and called after my interviews to see how it went. He gave me support and encouragement when I was at my absolute lowest. I couldn't have asked for a better recruiter! Thank you again Ken! Thanks, Again, KenGeneral Manager, Logan's Road House, Chattanooga TN
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    David was extremely professional and took the time to really listen to where I was in my career and what I was looking for. As a result of the work he did to connect me with the right opportunity, I was able to obtain a great starting salary and great benefits as well. I would highly recommend David’s services to both job seekers and employers. Josh Axmacher David Israel was a pleasure to work with!
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    I was originally contacted by Tim as a reference for someone who used to work for me. He must have recognized that I myself was a good fit, because within a few minutes the conversation turned to me applying for the job.  He was always pushing for me. He was there to help with everything, every step of the way, and was in constant communication. He played a massive role in me landing an amazing job with an even better company. I can't stress enough how awesome this guy was. Tim will coach you through the entire process and be your biggest advocate. He has a lifetime of experience and knows exactly what companies are looking for. A+, 10/10, two thumbs up, 5-stars. Thanks for everything Tim! Brock Kinley Tim was nothing but helpful from the start
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