Jobs For New Jersey Restaurant Workers

If you’re someone looking for a hospitality job in NJ (which may be you, laid-off Atlantic City casino entertainers) you now have an easier way to match up with potential employers. The state’s restaurant association has teamed up with the Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Talent Network of New Jersey to create a free web portal where association members simply enter details of a position they’re looking to fill and everyone who’s signed up for the talent network (again, free) receives an email alert. Professional talent and workforce development trainers receive the emails, too.

Considering the state of New Jersey’s economy, where hospitality ranks as the top private employment industry, this first-time partnership may be long overdue. Despite all the layoffs in Atlantic City’s service sector, New Jersey employers say they have a hard time filling jobs.

“Hiring in our industry sector is much more difficult than most understand,” says Sandra Bleckman, director of the RHT Talent Network North.

Why? Young people move out of state at alarming rates and leave behind a void of qualified workers. Also, according to the restaurant association, “This exodus combined with the misconception that the hospitality industry is a steppingstone to other industry jobs, and not a career, has caused an employee gap.”

If you want to sign up, visit You can upload or create a resume, search jobs and receive information about positions that you may have overlooked.

RHT Talent Network [Official]

Oh, and for those of you here on the other side of the river, remember: There’s always the Foobooz Jobs Page as another option for job seekers looking for a new gig in the new year.

Foobooz Jobs [Official]