Will restaurants continue to add jobs in the New Year? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Summary for November, the restaurant industry added 28,000 jobs to the economy per month for the past 12 months. During November 2013, the limited-service restaurant industry was responsible for posting the most job ads online. The same is true for the past 30 days. The year-over-year rate of growth was up 40% when comparing November 2013 to November 2012. Hiring demand in the full-service restaurant industry also continues to grow, rising 28% during the same period.
We looked at which jobs had the most demand over the past 60 days to see which jobs led demand. If these jobs experienced growth recently, will they continue to grow in the coming years or will demand flatten out?
Limited-Service Restaurant Jobs with the Most Demand
|Occupation||Volume||Year to Year – % Growth|
|First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers||67164||18.60%|
|Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food||38363||59.10%|
|Food Service Managers||8288||-28.70%|
|General and Operations Managers||4025||16.70%|
|Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers||2172||28.10%|
|Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers||2008||25.00%|
|Waiters and Waitresses||2000||47.50%|
First-Line Supervisor of Food Preparation and Serving Workers posted the highest number of job ads online over the past 60 days. Demand for this job increased 18.6% over the same 60-day period last year. Driver/Sales Worker demand increased the most, 134.8%. The only occupation listed above that didn't experience a year-over-year increase was Food Service Manager.
Whether or not the restaurant hiring bubble will burst, many Recruiters are filling jobs now. To help you remain competitive we thought we'd share what salaries other limited-service restaurants are advertising. Since First-Line Supervisor of Food Preparation and Serving Workers was the most commonly advertised restaurant occupation, we took a look at average advertised salaries for this job. During the past 60-days, First-Line Supervisor of Food Preparation and Serving Workers were advertised most often in the New York metro area. Due to the high level of demand and the cost of living in this location, the local median salary is about $3,200 higher than the national average. Keep in mind this average advertised salary isn't necessarily what the candidate gets paid, but the pre-negotiated value that is used to attract candidates to the position. If you're competing for this talent in New York, is your advertised salary within this range?
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