Recruiting During the Rollercoaster Economy!

The restaurant industry is going through a serious roller coaster! Between potential labor challenges brewing in CA and staffing issues throughout the country, there is much to think about. Consumers are consuming again at a rapid rate. Bars and restaurants are packed, and summer travel was in full swing.

Patrice & Associates has seen a strong uptick in business and our franchisees have been able to meet the demand head on. The restaurant industry is still about 1.2 million jobs short of pre-covid levels and there are many openings. We are working with local businesses and national chains to fill these roles as quickly as possible.

We have seen the demand for talent spill over into other sectors, including hotels, grocery stores, food & beverage companies, entertainment, and retail. Entertainment venues such as theme parks and dine-in movie theaters have a seen a huge uptick in demand as consumers are craving these interactive experiences.

This need for talent is not just at the management level. We are getting many more inquiries for Director, VP, and C-Level Executive positions, in every category, from sales, operations, marketing, HR, finance, and information technology. Companies are getting creative, offering higher salaries, more competitive benefits, and more opportunities to work from home.

Patrice & Associates strives to create a strong bond with both our clients that need help with hiring, as well as with our candidates who are seeking a new career. For our clients, we understand that it’s not just about the job description, we dig deeper into what makes the company tick, what are some of the intangible things they look for, what is their culture like, what are their core values. These are things that will help us find the right person for the job.

For the candidates, we know they have had many frustrating experiences with recruiters. They get one call and don’t hear back; or perhaps the recruiter finds them an opportunity but then leaves them alone as they advance through the interview process. We stick with our candidates every step of the way and it shows in the testimonials you can read on our website. We provide extensive coaching throughout the interview process to ensure the candidate is prepared and feeling confident leading into each interview. These are strategies and core values that have propelled Patrice & Associates to be the leader in Hospitality Recruiting. If you have a business that needs help with hiring, or you’re a candidate looking for their next career, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to working with you!


What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Ed Liedke is amazing to work with! 

    He asked questions about my career preferences to find me the best opportunity out there.  Ed Leidke provided the best practices to guide me through the hiring process and nail the interviews.  I would definitely encourage others to utilize his expertise to find the career of their dreams.              

    Thank you Ed!


    Ed Liedke is amazing to work with! 
  • Ed Carroll was an absolute JOY to work with! 

    Our initial call was extremely casual which made me so much more comfortable talking with him.  He stayed in touch and updated me for every step of the hiring process.  He placed me with a company that is a great fit for both parties.  I could not have asked for a better experience!      

    Thank you, Ed and Patrice and Associates!

    Beyond Thankful,

    Rebecca M.

    Ed Carroll was an absolute JOY to work with!
  • Jobs & Recruitment News - Patrice & AssociatesPradnya Kulkarni was a pleasure to work with 

    She was very patient with me and always very informative.  She always seemed to be in great spirits when I talked to her on the phone witch encouraged me to keep going.  She did such an awesome job!  Highly recommend.


    Many thanks,

    Henry T.

    Pradnya Kulkarni was a pleasure to work with
  • Working along with Carlie Knauer was a pleasure! 

    Carlie was always very helpful in assisting with finding my new current job! She is a hard working professional that maintained contact with me throughout the entire process and provided me great guidance all together.  Thank you, Carlie!    

    Kind regards, Isabella

  • Bruce Leininger is TOP NOTCH! 

    He is nothing short of a true asset to Patrice & Associates!  Your company should clone him!!    

    Thank you

    Dave Morrison

    Bruce Leininger is TOP NOTCH!