As QuickHire’s Partnership Manager, Timirie Shibley is connecting service workers with fulfilling jobs and advancement opportunities
WICHITA, Kan., December 10, 2021. QuickHire, a career discovery platform for the service economy workforce, welcomes well-known Wichita restaurateur Timirie Shibley as the company’s Partnership Manager.
Shibley recently completed a term as Chair of the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association and remains on its board of directors. She was at the helm of the restaurant and hospitality advocacy organization during one of the most challenging periods in recent history for the service industry. She continues to lobby at the state and federal level on behalf of the hospitality industry. Shibley and her husband Patrick are the founders and owners of Wichita’s Doo-Dah Diner.
Before she joined QuickHire, Shibley was a customer, and is passionate about QuickHire’s unique and efficient digital platform that not only matches qualified applicants to companies that are hiring, but also connects them with opportunities for career advancement.
“We’re beyond honored and thrilled to have Timirie join the QuickHire team,” said Deborah Gladney, QuickHire co-founder. “As an owner of one of the city’s most iconic restaurants, Timirie has a wealth of industry knowledge and respect that is nearly impossible to replicate. Not only that, Timirie has invaluable insight, perspective and grit to share as one of QuickHire’s first customers. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
Prior to launching the Doo-Dah Diner concept in 2012, Shibley was a sales and business development leader in a number of industry sectors. She is energized to not only help the hospitality industry overcome its hiring challenges, but any industry facing a shortage of qualified applicant
Shibley says she is especially excited to work with local educational institutions to connect students to local service jobs. She brings her passion for the hospitality industry to her work on the advisory boards for both Butler County Community College’s Culinary Arts Program and the new WSU Tech NICHE (National Institute Culinary & Hospitality Education). Shibley looks forward to helping those coming into the hospitality field grow in their skills and careers to meet their short-term and long-term goals.
She is energized to not only help the hospitality industry overcome its hiring challenges, but also to help other employers facing a shortage of qualified applicants, who are willing to provide employees with additional training, certification and advancement opportunities.
“As a business owner myself, I can relate to one of the toughest and most time-consuming challenges of running a business, and that is recruiting, training and retaining talent,” said Shibley. “I am looking forward to connecting eager workers with fulfilling jobs and helping business owners solve their talent shortage issues. Our restaurant has a great management team in place, allowing me to broaden my passion of helping employees and businesses grow and thrive.”
Currently, QuickHire targets workers and businesses in the metro areas of Wichita and Kansas City. The company plans to expand across the Midwest and add skilled-labor verticals in 2022.
QuickHire, getquickhire.com, is based in Wichita and is free for job seekers. Business plans start at $199 a month. All tiered payment options include job postings, candidate screenings, scheduling features, candidate matching, talent management tools, and more.