A few years back, Ardent Services required site training for a specific client, but said client discontinued their shopping program. I attended, was feed and paid a training fee included with my first my first job.
Their current client is opening new stores every month. I had shopped (rather briefly) for their old client and got recruited to the current project a few months back. If you had a good relationship with your scheduler and the current client has a nearby location it might be worth reaching out. As always Ardent remains a uniformly excellent company in every respect, especially when it comes to communication and reliability of pay.
The scheduler reached out to me regarding the current client of Ardent shortly after they started that program. I had the same sort of training as with their former client. But their current client is opening new stores fairly often. The last bunch that were mentioned as opening are not on the west coast. The current client is based on the east coast but there are three locations near me in Los Angeles. If you know who the client is and live nearby you might contact your former scheduler and ask. From what I can tell there are several locations that still need shoppers.
I do believe that the client is changing the mystery shop program for 2020. Not sure exactly what that will entail but it seems like they might be planning to target their program to the needs of individual locations more than they have been doing.