WASHINGTON and CHICAGO, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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," said 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," said 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 by 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.
About the National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 970,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of nearly 13 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry's largest trade show (NRA Show May 5-8, 2012, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart, including the National ProStart Invitational April 27-29, 2012, in Baltimore, Md.); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids' menu options. For more information, visit www.restaurant.org and find us on Twitter @WeRRestaurants, Facebook and YouTube.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 45 million resumes. CareerBuilder works with the world's top employers, providing resources for everything from employment branding and data analysis to recruitment support. More than 10,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder's proprietary job search technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.
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