Would you like to hear some good news about employment potential in the catering industry? It seems that despite the cut-backs, job losses and generally miserable news relating to the job market and the economy, there are still some heartening news stories around to buoy up the catering industry. Here are three examples:
First, Travelodge, the budget hotel chain. It has been announced recently that the company intends to make over a thousand new jobs available around the country this year, as it extends its portfolio. For instance, there is to be a new development in Sunderland, which will have around 82 rooms and a mixture of commercial use on the ground floor. As well as making new jobs for the hospitality industry, the reports are that it is also hoped that this will encourage tourists to the area, attracted by the value-for-money approach of the hotel chain.
Second, La Tasca. Again, this is a company with plans to expand if reports in the industry news are to be believed. The first property to be added to its portfolio is a restaurant in Newbury, which was bought from Paramount. The restaurant was called Brasserie Gerard and the reports are that the festive trading was ‘strong.’
In the fast food sector, there are also stories of growth. KFC has recently applied for planning permission in Peterborough, it was revealed in a local news source, for a drive thru design which would also contribute to job creation – it was estimated some 40 jobs would be created locally as a result.