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Food Service Industry has become the nation’s
largest private employer, providing incomes to 11.3
million people. That’s
8 percent of the U.S. work force, second only to local
and state governments.
And by the year 2006, the restaurant industry
will need to find an additional 2 Million
people to fill its growing ranks.
Food Service and Lodging Managers account for
the largest number of managerial employees in the
country 1.5 million.
to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2008,
there will be approximately 3,850,000 hospitality
jobs available in the United States. As a matter of
fact, in the year 2000, approximately 375,000 jobs
went unfilled in the industry.
than four out of ten adults (44%) were restaurant
patrons on a typical day.
The typical person in the United States
consumes an average of 4.2 meals prepared away from
home per week. This
year, Americans will spend about 46% of their food
dollars on restaurants
annual wages and benefits equal $47 billion for full
service restaurants and $35 billion for fast food
2010, it is projected that the restaurant industry
will operate more than 1 million units, with sales of
$577 billion representing 53% of the food dollar. (Statistical
information obtained from National Restaurant
firms that service this industry are small local
are only a handful of recruiting firms that service
this huge industry on a national basis.
retailers use recruiting firms to help them find
executive and management personnel.
Both small and large companies rely on this
all retail corporate recruiters surveyed, 85% reported
using recruiting services to find management
retailers work with a number of recruiting services. On average, five (5) firms are used. Only ten (10) percent of the companies work with just one
choice of recruiting firms is made by top executives
of the company in four out of five instances.
The chief executive makes twenty (20) percent
of the decisions, officers and vice presidents sixty
year while manufacturing job losses are have been
high, employment in the service-producing sector,
including retail, grew by 46,000 jobs. Retail
Trades added 12,000 jobs and Services added 50,000
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