Business briefs, Dec. 19-22
Park City’s Jafflz restaurant expands
Jafflz, a Park City-based restaurant that serves pocket sandwiches called jaffles, traditional South African fare, has stepped into the wholesale market. According to a press release, Jafflz’ first wholesale partner is Park City Mountain Resort, and customers will be able to find the restaurant’s offerings at PCMR’s on-mountain dining locations The Shack and The Red Pine Outpost. Meryl van der Merwe, Jafflz’ chief operating officer and chef said in the release that the partnership with PCMR is a natural fit. "Given the guests attracted to Park City Mountain, we couldn’t ask for a better venue to roll out our wholesale concept," she said.
Chamber/Bureau to hold educational workshop
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is scheduled to hold an educational workshop aimed at showing members exactly what the organization does. According to the Chamber/Bureau website, visitparkcity.com, the event will help attendees understand the programs and benefits available to members and their employees. The workshop is set for Wednesday Jan. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Park City Board of Realtors, at 1889 Prospector Ave. Attendance is free for members, but they are asked to RSVP at visitparkcity.com because space is limited.
Utah’s economy adds more jobs
Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by an estimated 3.6 percent in November, which represents roughly 48,400 jobs according to a press release from the state’s Department of Workforce Services. The release states that the unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point, to 3.5 percent, below the national rate of 5 percent. "Utah continues to enjoy favorable labor market conditions," said Carrie Mayne, chief economist at the Department of Workforce Services, in the release. "Expansion across the majority of industries means opportunities abound for Utah’s job seekers."
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