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Grand Valley State University (Food and Beverage)

Good jobs, great people, extraordinary opportunity. The restaurant industry employs more than 13.1 million people in 945,000 locations, and continues to grow. The forecast for 2008 is $558 billion (NRA, 2008).

The food and beverage industry represents four percent of the U.S. gross domestic product and employs nine percent of the U.S. workforce. Consumers remain hungry for the variety, convenience and socialization restaurants provide (NRA, 2008).

As industry sales continue to increase, and its total economic impact exceeds $1.5 trillion, the workforce is also growing. In 2007, 400,000 new jobs were created, with some suggesting an additional two million will be added in the next decade. Moreover, 48% of all meals are now eaten outside of the home (NRA , 2008)

Workforce Trends
Restaurant occupations that will grow considerably in the next decade include management positions, chefs and head cooks, waitstaff, and combined food preparation and service positions. Ranked as the number one challenge for restaurant operators, recruiting and retaining employees is anindustry priority now and into the future (NRA, 2008).

School name:Grand Valley State UniversityFood and Beverage
Address:1 Campus Dr.
Zip & city:MI 49401 Michigan
Phone:(616) 331-5000,

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