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Landis Group launches large recruitment drive

By Amy Su  /  Staff reporter

Following a faster-than-expected pace of expansion in its bakery stores and independent restaurants, the Landis Group (亞都麗緻集團) has begun a large-scale recruitment drive.

The operator of Landis Taipei Hotel Co Ltd (亞都麗緻大飯店) and various other hotels yesterday launched recruitment events in northern, central and southern Taiwan simultaneously as it plans to hire more than 100 extra employees.

The group also plans to hire about 40 management trainees and supervisors among a total of 120 job openings.

“The acceleration in our expansion plan has made the company eager to recruit more talent,” Landis Group business development division general manager Michelle Hsu (徐儷萍) told the Taipei Times.

Hsu unveiled a five-year plan for the group’s restaurant business when she was hired to manage the Liz Dining Group (亞緻餐飲) in December last year. At that time, she said the company planned to open at least five new bakery outlets or restaurants in the next five years.

However, the pace of expansion has been faster than expected, following the group’s plan to launch two independent restaurants in Taipei and a bakery store at Hotel ONE Taichung (台中亞緻大飯店) by the end of this year.

After the launch of the flagship store of its bakery brand Liz Gastronomie (麗緻坊) at the Paoching branch of Far Eastern Department Store (遠東百貨) in Taipei in May, the group only needs to open one more restaurant or bakery outlet to accomplish the five-year plan, in a time period of less than two years.

Landis Taipei is scheduled to launch two restaurants in the second half of the year — one under its Chinese cuisine brand Tien Hsiang Lo (天香樓) and the other under its French cuisine brand Brasserie Liz (麗緻巴賽麗).

The former will be in the Zhongxiao branch of Pacific Sogo Department Store (太平洋崇光百貨), while the latter will be in Xinyi District’s (信義) new ATT 4 Fun shopping center.

The company saw its net income total NT$37.51 million (US$1.25 million), or earnings per share (EPS) of NT$0.53, in the first six months of this year, compared with NT$40.74 million, or EPS of NT$0.58, the previous year, its stock exchange filing data showed.

In the April-to-June period, net profit stood at NT$7.97 million, or EPS of NT$0.11, down from NT$17.79 million, or EPS of NT$0.25, during the same period last year, statistics showed.

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