Archive for March, 2013

Burger joint creates food service jobs in Tampa

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

A burger restaurant called Burger 21 is expanding and creating food service jobs in Tampa.

Burger 21 has two new multi-unit franchise agreements in Florida. Seven new restaurants will be developed over the next several years in the Fort Myers – Naples corridor, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Davie and Pembroke Pines.

Burger 21 has six restaurants open in Florida and 18 franchised locations in development along the East Coast.

The company is actively seeking qualified franchisees and will host a live webinar on April 4.

Burger 21 has signed franchise agreements with nine different entities in seven states to develop a total of 20 franchised units in cities along the East Coast from New York to Florida.

Burger 21 is seeking single and multi-unit operators with restaurant experience to join its upscale fast casual dining concept. Franchisee candidates should have a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $200,000 per unit.

“We’re thrilled to continue our expansion in Florida and build a presence for the brand in the southern part of the state,” said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 president and chief concept officer and president of Front Burner Brands, management company for Burger 21. “Burger 21 offers franchisees a unique investment opportunity, and we look forward to working closely with our new franchisees to help them realize the benefits of growing with Burger 21.”

Tampa job market remains strong

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Although other markers are weak, the Tampa job market remains strong and is growing, according to a Manpower analysis.

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA employers expect to hire at an active pace during Quarter 2 2013.

For the coming quarter, job prospects appear best in Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Transportation & Utilities, Information, Financial Activities, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality and Government. Employers in Other Services plan to reduce staffing levels, while hiring in Construction, Durable Goods Manufacturing and Wholesale & Retail Trade is expected to remain unchanged.

From April to June, 22% of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 6% expect to reduce staff. Another 66% expect to maintain their current workforce levels and 6% are not certain of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook* of 16%.

“Hiring activity is expected to improve significantly during the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2013 when the Net Employment Outlook was 5%,” said Manpower spokesperson Judy Leppla. “Employers expect more robust employment prospects compared with one year ago when the Net Employment Outlook was 8%.”

Of the more than 18,000 employers surveyed in the United States, 18 percent expect to add to their workforces, and 5 percent expect a decline in their payrolls during Quarter 2 2013.

Seventy-three percent of employers anticipate making no change to staff levels, and the remaining four percent of employers are undecided about their hiring plans.

When seasonal variations are removed from the data, the Net Employment Outlook is +11%, stable compared to the Quarter 1 2013 Net Employment Outlook of 12%.