The food and hotel industries are feeling the effects of good economic times in the United States.

And many businesses in these areas are small businesses.

According to, the number of job vacancies in small businesses in the food and hospitality sectors has risen sharply. The job search site has collected data to show which jobs in these small businesses are rising sharply. has compared job offers on its site from the fourth quarter of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2017. Only companies with fewer than 150 employees were included.

High Demand Small Business Jobs

Data show that “food service worker” saw an increase of 355 percent over this period. “Dishwasher” saw an almost three-fold increase in job offers, too, up 299 percent.

“The healthy economy continues to have a positive effect on the hospitality and hospitality industries,” explains Paul Wolfe, Senior Vice President and Head of HR. “The top of this list reflects that, with” food service worker “seeing a 355 percent increase in job offers this year.” We also see a much higher demand for “housekeeper” and “housekeeper”. “Hotel”, which were not included in the 2014 conclusions. “

Other jobs in the food and hospitality industry that have experienced an extremely sharp increase in the number of listings on are “Hotel Hostess” 255%, “Kennel assistant” 207% and “Food runner” 187%.

An increase in these types of jobs – especially at these rates – shows that many restaurants, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are experiencing an increase in business. They hire more employees to meet the demand for their services and products.

This is good news on the surface, but more employees means more costs. Nearly two dozen states and local municipalities have adopted minimum wage increases this year. Check out the rest of the jobs by looking at similar leaps in listings at in their table below:

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