Restaurant Jobs Continue to Outpace Overall U.S. Employment Growth

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It appears as if those looking for work in the restaurant industry are in the right field after a new report found that the nation’s eating and drinking establishments continue to create jobs at a record pace.

A National Restaurant Association (NRA) report found employment in the restaurant industry grew by 2.7 percent during the 12 months that ended in June 2012, which is more than double the 1.3 percent increase in total U.S. employment during the same time.

Restaurant industry sales are gaining for the third consecutive year, spurring the nation’s nearly one million restaurants to staff up to meet the increasing demand for away-from-home meals, Dawn Sweeney, president and chief executive officer of the NRA, noted.

The NRA is also predicting the industry will create another 1.4 million job openings over the next 10 years.

People interested in working in the restaurant business may want to use an online resume builder to make sure their resumes reflect relevant job skills needed to work in the industry.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for chefs and head cooks will be best for those with formal training from a technical school or 4-year college. 

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