Restaurants expect strong summer employment

Restaurants expect strong summer employment

Projected 4.6-percent jump from March 2011 figures

The foodservice industry is forecast to add 425,000 jobs over the summer, reflecting the healthiest summer employment picture since 2007, the National Restaurant Association said today.

The projected increase, which comes amid gloomy predictions about the health of the overall economy, marks a 4.6-percent hike over the March 2011 employment level.

The unemployment rate for teens aged 16- to 19-years-old — who make up much of the summer labor force — stands at 24.2 pe

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