Clothbound is a job search, recruiting, and workforce development platform for the most important industry in America - the restaurant industry. The restaurant industry? Yes! Here’s why...
Digitization, globalization, and urbanization all contribute to the industry becoming one the largest and most durable employment engines in the country. We can’t eat megabytes of data or go out to eat online, and it’s hard to offshore, outsource or automate restaurant work. Amazon’s rise means traditional ground floor retail is being replaced by restaurants with increased frequency. Data to back this up shows 10% of employable people in the US work in the industry. Restaurants now account for 50% of every food dollar spent. 2015 will be the first year restaurant spending exceeds grocery spending.
We’ve built a 2-sided, mobile marketplace where restaurants can directly access, search, and recruit candidates. Candidates can create professional profiles, view jobs, assess quality of employers, interact with hirers, and apply for positions or be recruited by our restaurants through the platform.
Successful restaurant employment and hiring prioritizes personality and soft skill before experience and technical ability. We inverted the traditional resume to create candidate profiles focusing on personality, interest, and preferred work environment followed by work experience and education. Restaurants in turn answer what is compelling about working for them before adding key information about position, location, etc.