Industry News | April 13, 2012

CareerBuilder Partners With NRA to Drive Job Growth

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Restaurant owners and workers will now have a faster, easier way to connect on new employment opportunities. CareerBuilder will be powering the career channel for the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry’s leading association representing more than 380,000 restaurant businesses.  

At www.restaurant.org, job seekers will gain instant access to a wide variety of restaurant and foodservice industry jobs, job search tools, and career advice, and employers will be able to reach an expansive talent pool for service, management, and corporate positions. 

Under the two-year agreement, CareerBuilder will become the exclusive provider of recruitment and job search services for National Restaurant Association members as well as its state restaurant association members. Members are able to tap into resources from CareerBuilder’s general job board, as well as its niche site for restaurant jobs, JobsOnTheMenu.com

“Our industry prides itself in providing rewarding career opportunities for millions of individuals, and the National Restaurant Association is committed to helping our members recruit and retain great employees,” says David Gilbert, chief operating officer of the National Restaurant Association. 

“Partnering with CareerBuilder provides restaurant employers and workers with rich content and opportunities from the largest job board in North America. This will be an important tool to drive continued growth in our industry.”

“Working together, the National Restaurant Association and CareerBuilder are accelerating and simplifying the recruitment and job search process for the restaurant industry,” says Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. “We’re quickly bringing key talent to top employers in markets across the country to help support industry expansion and meet increasing demand.” 

The restaurant industry is the nation's second largest private sector employer, with a workforce of 12.9 million. The industry is projected to add 1.4 million positions, reaching 14.3 million in the next decade, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Restaurant industry job growth is also on track to outpace overall job growth for the 13th consecutive year in 2012.