August 30, 2016

New National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Research Highlights Advantages of First Job Being in Food Service Industry

(Washington D.C.) Consider  this: one in three Americans gain their first work experience in a restaurant and three fourths of restaurant employees believe they have the opportunity for career advancement in the industry.

The Who Works in the Restaurant Industry report by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation shows that first jobs in the restaurant sector help people learn and develop crucial skills and attributes necessary to be successful in the workforce – regardless of industry.
Some of these skills include:

  • Dependability & reliability
  • Teamwork
  • Willingness & ability to learn
  • Professionalism
  • Motivation
  • Initiative

According to information from the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry remains the nation’s second-largest private sector employer this year, with a workforce of 14.4 million. Jobs in the industry represent an excellent way for people to gain valuable career-building knowledge and skills, as well as explore the diverse array of career opportunities in food service.