Seasoned, a hiring platform in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, launched across the region today. After months of testing, and with tens of thousands of users and thousands of local restaurants already on its platform, Seasoned’s low-cost, frictionless hiring tools and user network are now available to any restaurant operator and job seeker in the region.
Seasoned provides an easy to use platform for restaurants to find applicants, schedule interviews, and hire people in as little as 24 hours, and at 60-70% lower costs. Seasoned also provides a community for industry employees to review openings, quickly schedule interviews with multiple operators, and connect with their peers for advice and guidance – creating a bespoke social network that brings the connections built during industry nights and events online.
“Our goal at Seasoned is to make life easier for people across the restaurant industry – owners, operators, and employees,” said Ware Sykes, Seasoned’s CEO. “Getting people into jobs quickly, filling open roles fast, and doing it all at a lower cost help is crucial to operating a successful business and supporting robust job growth, and Dallas is going to be a key market for Seasoned as the industry recovers and continues to grow.”
Earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seasoned revamped its platform to respond to restaurants’ pressing needs, and has seen rapidly growing demand from the fast-casual (FSR) and quick service (QSR) segments of the market. Already, Seasoned is working with major restaurant operators across DFW, including Starbucks, McDonald’s, Chipotle, and many others. In addition, tens of thousands of local workers are networking on Seasoned, and thousands of well-paying jobs are available across the region.
The QSR and FSR segments of the restaurant industry continued to grow in 2020 despite temporary headwinds, and that growth is expected to accelerate rapidly coming out of the pandemic. Hiring remains the number one challenge to sustaining that growth, and with restaurants experiencing 100% employee turnover, there is an undeniable and growing need for tools like Seasoned. Ultimately, Seasoned estimates that more than two-thirds of the 320,000 restaurant job-seekers in Dallas will pass through the platform.