About 1 year ago

05/06/2021 - Millions Are Unemployed. Why Can’t Companies Find Workers?

– The Wall Street Journal
There are more job openings in the U.S. this spring than before the pandemic hit in March 2020, and fewer people in the labor force, according to the Labor Department and private recruiting sites.
– The New York Times
The industry’s return will serve as a major test of President Biden’s goal of bringing the country back to some version of normal by this summer.
– Newsweek
Citing a Newsweek report, Denny’s shareholders are demanding that the restaurant chain end its membership in the National Restaurant Association, halt all lobbying efforts against legislation to eliminate a subminimum wage for tipped workers, and start paying all its workers at least a full minimum wage.
– RestaurantNews.com
The labor crunch that was already on the rise pre-pandemic has been exacerbated by the pandemic, making labor hard to find right now for a number of reasons. This thought leadership piece explores ideas and options to help brands compete in the current labor market.