The new site allows employers to reach restaurant industry job seekers easily and cost-effectively, and job seekers to search Canada's largest database of restaurant jobs. The new recruiting service can be found online at www.crfa.ca/careers.
The alliance cuts recruitment costs for CRFA members who will receive an exclusive $129 per posting rate (normally $225). Openings listed are automatically cross-posted on both CRFA.ca and Hcareers.ca, which provides a larger restaurant job seeker readership than any local newspaper classified section in Canada. This deal follows Hcareers.com's 2002 partnership with the U.S. National Restaurant Association to power the US's largest restaurant job bank.
"As the dominant restaurant industry job board, Hcareers is the perfect partner to support the CRFA's online recruitment initiative," said David Harris, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association. "Partnering with Hcareers and providing members with a 42% Internet recruiting discount will offer the most cost effective way for members to find the most qualified professionals across the country. Our new job bank will also provide job seekers with access to the most Canadian restaurant jobs anywhere."
"Selected to partner with Canada's national restaurant association is a great testament to Hcareers' leadership in restaurant recruitment," said David Curry, president and CEO of Hcareers.com. "The CRFA joins a growing number of organizations who are realizing that the Internet delivers quality candidates far more effectively than traditional mediums. A job posting placed on CRFA.ca and Hcareers.ca reaches more Canadian hospitality job seekers than any Canadian newspaper, for far less the cost!"
With annual sales of more than $42 billion, foodservice represents 4% of Canada's gross domestic product. The foodservice industry employs 1,020,700 Canadians, or 6.6% of the country's workforce. There are nearly 64,000 foodservice establishments in Canada. The majority - about 64% - are independently owned and operated.
About The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association CRFA is Canada's largest hospitality association with 16,500 members representing restaurants, bars, hotels, caterers, institutions, educators and foodservice suppliers. Canada's $42 billion restaurant and foodservice industry employs more than one million Canadians.
About Hcareers Launched in 1998, Hcareers.com is the biggest job site for the restaurant industry. Job seekers who visit the site can search a free database of almost 7,500 job openings posted in the past 45 days. Hcareers attracts 3.1 million job seeker visits each month, five times more than any other job board. Employers can also review over 40,000 resumes posted by job seekers in the past 90 days.
Hcareers operates three sites, Hcareers.com (U.S.), Hcareers.ca (Canada) and Hcareers.co.uk (United Kingdom, Ireland). The company employs over 70 full-time staff and currently has over 4,800 active clients. In addition, Hcareers sends out a bi-monthly newsletter to more than 350,000 people interested in news and advice on restaurant and hospitality careers. For more information, please visit www.hcareers.com.