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Grad jobs news: Hospitality industry 'set to recruit'

Published: Monday, 10 November 2008   Category: Food and drink

Restaurants and other businesses in the hospitality industry are reacting proactively to the current economic downturn, it has been suggested.

Speaking to Recruiter magazine, Julia Fuell, managing director at New Frontiers, said many firms were doing whatever they could to increase the number of customers coming in through the doors.

"Buy one, get one free" offers were one way employers were seeking to attracting trade, something that could benefit jobseekers, she added.

These comments were echoed by Berkeley Scott managing director Mark Darby, who claimed the popularity of such offers could lead to creation of new employment opportunities.

He added: "I think it should have a positive effect truthfully because if they are looking to increase their clientele through making attractive promotional offers they will fill their restaurants and they will require additional staff to service the people that come through there."

Last week, Recruiter reported that the charity sector was also bucking current market trends by recruiting, potentially buoying those seeking graduate jobs.

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