NRA Projects Summer Job Growth

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, “The National Restaurant Association projects the foodservice industry will add 428,000 jobs this summer.”

“Restaurants are historically seen as being among the largest creators of summer jobs, ranking behind only the construction industry in terms of seasonal employment. The projected summer job tally is a 4.6-percent increase over the industry’s March 2010 employment level, the NRA said. ‘In these tough economic times, restaurants are playing an ever-more important role in their communities, creating jobs and economic opportunity for our nation,” said Dawn Sweeney, president and chief executive of the NRA. The NRA said the states expected to add the most eating-and-drinking- place jobs during the summer are New York, 38,300; California, 30,400; Texas, 28,100; Massachusetts, 24,800; New Jersey, 24,600; Illinois, 19,900; Ohio, 19,800; and Michigan, 18,600.”

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