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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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!