Iowa restaurants are expected to add 5,000 jobs this summer season, according to projections from the Iowa and national restaurant associations. According to a news release sent by the Iowa Restaurant Association, the projected growth in 2014 summer restaurant and bar employment ranks Iowa 24th in the nation from the standpoint of greatest proportional increase. The figure is a 5.2 percent increase from last summer, which is slightly above the projected national increase of 4.9 percent. More than 100,800 people are expected to be working in Iowa restaurants and bars this summer.