Building the Talent Pipeline
Recruiting restaurant staff
FoodLab Chicago has teamed up with several workforce talent sources:
Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute at Kennedy King Community College. 150,000 sq. ft. commercial grade, culinary teaching facilities
Chicago Cook County Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) – Hospitality division. The Partnership combines federal and philanthropic resources to provide comprehensive workforce development services to employers and job seekers. As the largest public workforce development system in the nation, The Partnership has helped place more than 70,000 individuals in employment; collaborated with more than 2,000 employers; and administered more than $400 million in federal and philanthropic funds
KRA Corporation – KRA works with The Partnership to recruit and do workforce training. KRA can assist in getting reimbursements from the state for apprenticeships and on-the-job training, up to $10,000. The Chatham office is located at the 79th Street Workforce Center.
- Complete the KRA employer Outreach Form
2. Develop job descriptions for each position you are trying to fill. Below are some templates you might use if you don’t have any.
3. Forward the KRA form and job descriptions to JHandler@GreaterChathamInitiative.org
We can get the word out about staffing needs, but we need some details.
We have worked up some job description templates. They are in word format so just down the template and create your own job descriptions. The first is basic template. The others have been prefilled with some ideas for job descriptions and qualifications. Delete what is applicable, add other items. Be sure not to miss at the end “how to apply”.
Other recruiting tools:
We put together a simple job application WordDoc form you can modify/add your restaurant name, you can ask candidates to complete.