WELCOME TO PATRICE & ASSOCIATES RECRUITING SPECIALISTS

GROWING GREAT BRANDS AND BUILDING REWARDING CAREERS

WELCOME TO PATRICE & ASSOCIATES RECRUITING SPECIALISTS

GROWING GREAT BRANDS AND BUILDING REWARDING CAREERS

WELCOME TO PATRICE & ASSOCIATES RECRUITING SPECIALISTS

GROWING GREAT BRANDS AND BUILDING REWARDING CAREERS

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Welcome to Patrice & Associates of Lafayette

Serving the Cities - Lafayette, Opelousas,Youngsville


With over 125 offices and 350 recruiters in the US and Canada, we have connections that build rewarding careers and grow great brands. Our franchisees and recruiters are here for you without boundary restrictions! Want to move to another state? Want to hire managers throughout North America? We are unique in that our franchisees can work the entire country while offering you one point of contact for all your needs whether you want to hire managers or look for a job in multiple states.

Our clients include nationwide and local restaurants, hotels, retail and grocery chains, assisted living facilities, hospitals, airport concourse outlets, spas, catering and wedding venues, casinos, companies that hire sales and customer service representatives and much more.

Patrice & Associates is the largest and most successful hospitality and retail Executive Search firm in North America and has been in business for more than 25 years. Over these years, we have honed our methods that make us stand apart from our competition.

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Why Patrice & Associates?

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For Our Employers

  • We do what other firms say they "do” but “don't". We specialize in making recruiting calls to competing concepts sourcing people that aren’t responding to internet ads.
  • With unemployment lower than it’s been in decades, it’s a candidate’s market. As your staffing partner we can “sell” your brand resulting in more candidates to interview.
  • One point of Contact through our National Account Program serving all locations in North America.
  • Higher Quality Candidates by leveraging 25+ years of networking plus over 300 recruiters talking to candidates every day.
  • Our Clients call us the Gold Standard in Executive Search.

For Our Job Seekers

  • If you think it’s time to make a move don’t waste another minute! We have a 25+ year reputation for making great matches that are a win-win for both the employer and employee.
  • Finding your next career move can be a full-time job, but no worries, we make it a lot easier and even fun. We will steer you throughout the process for free.
  • We provide up-to-date information on the job market in your area, the hottest jobs and the best companies to work for.
  • Whether you know exactly what you want – or don’t have a clue about the next position or salary you could command, we can help.
  • We want you to win and enjoy the process. Your success is our success.
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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    I am grateful and amazed that I was able to connect with Bruce Leininger! He guided me in landing a solid situation in the salary range I desired.  He actually listened and worked with companies I wanted to work for. Other recruiters steer you into their desired situation. He kept bringing me options and opportunities,  wow! He even updated my resume and gave me solid advice with benefits questions and bonus. Bruce is a true coach and professional mentor. He help me validate my contributions and put my best foot forward. Thank you, Bruce Leininger !! Mike Robison He actually listened and worked with companies I wanted to work for.
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    During my 20+ years career in hospitality I had the opportunity to work either directly or indirectly with several recruiting firms and individuals. My most recent job search lead me to Bruce Leininger with Patrice and Associates. Bruce is one of those rare individuals who combines needs of the employer with knowledge and skills of the job seeker. He sees both perspectives, analyses where there is common ground between employer’s culture and applicant’s strengths, then delivers a candid assessment to both parties. Bruce was relentless in pursuit of job opportunities and in finding the “right fit” for my career profile. EVERYTHING that Bruce said and promised in his introduction to me was delivered, and even MORE! Most importantly I truly felt that Bruce was genuine, understanding and caring in regards to my specific needs and goals. As far as I am concerned when it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else. Ned Mirkovic, Hospitality General Manager When it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else.
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    Bruce was awesome!  He helped set me up with all my interviews, wrote an amazing resume, and also checked on me completely throughout my whole experience.  He was the first to contact me as soon as my interviews were over and was very supportive throughout the interview process.  I highly recommend Bruce! I highly recommend Bruce!
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    I met Bruce Leininger during a reference check he was performing on an admired associate. He was just so thorough and professional, and he listened. He genuinely wanted to discover what made his client tick. Afterwards, I asked him to represent me in my job search and we began a similar relationship. He contacted numerous references, all of them impressed by his ethic. My needs were area specific, as family was my reason to change my career so late in life, Bruce remained engaged and professional in what turned into a 3 month search. He reached out several times per week and seemed available at almost all times. He offered reminders about interview technique and updates/links to potential employers, to improve my preparedness. What a kind gentleman, I highly recommend utilizing his services.   Jim McGinnis City BBQ Bruce genuinely wanted to discover what made his client tick.