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Job Market Is Heating Up for Fast-Food Workers

Job Market Heating Up for Fast-Food Workers

In today’s tight labor market, restaurants are embroiled in a full-on food fight over workers. The rank-and-file is winning referral bonuses, free meals and days off, and the scarcity of candidates may be raising the minimum wage without help from lawmakers. While good news for millions of lower-skilled workers who’ve […]

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6 Ideas to Turn Your Restaurant Employees into Rock Stars

6 Ideas to Turn Your Restaurant Employees into Rock Stars

Every bar or restaurant owner understands how critical their employees’ performance are to their business. Just watch any episode of Restaurant Stakeout on the Food Network, and you’ll see all of the things that can go wrong inside restaurants when trouble employees act inappropriately on the job, such as stealing, […]

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White Castle VP: Wage Hikes Would Impact Jobs for Young Workers

White Castle VP: Wage Hikes Would Impact Jobs for Young Workers

White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson on the impact of a minimum wage hike on the business.

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Not Enough Cooks: Restaurant Industry Faces Talent Crisis

Not Enough Cooks: Restaurant Industry Faces Talent Crisis

Joe Kindred’s cooking career has taken him through top kitchens in San Francisco and Chicago, but when he decided to open a place of his own, the chef passed up big-city fame to return to his sleepy hometown of Davidson, N.C., a suburb of Charlotte. His restaurant, called Kindred, has […]

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Fast Food Workers Plan Strike in 270 Cities

Fast Food Workers Plan Strike in 270 Cities

Fast-food workers in nearly 300 cities plan to walk out at 6 a.m. Tuesday in a bid to leverage their crusade for a $15-an-hour wage and sway the 2016 presidential election. The group representing the workers, Fight for $15, plans to stage protests at restaurants in 270 cities, the most […]

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New York State Approves $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Workers

New York State Approves $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Workers

New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour – the first time any state has set the minimum that high. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration formally approved the increase Thursday, a move the Democratic governor announced at a labor rally with Vice President […]

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Could Rising Minimum-Wage Bring Robots to the Restaurant Workforce?

Could Rising Minimum-Wage Bring Robots to the Restaurant Workforce?

Crowded. That’s how Ed Rensi remembers what life was like working at McDonald’s in 1966. There were about double the number of people working in the store — 70 or 80, as opposed to the 30 or 40 there today — because preparing the food just took a lot more […]

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Restaurants Are Facing a Serious Chef Shortage

Restaurants Are Facing a Serious Chef Shortage

Even America’s finest restaurants say hiring has become incredibly difficult. “There aren’t enough qualified cooks — or unqualified cooks,” says a restaurant owner. Gotham Bar and Grill is a top-rated New York City restaurant with a coveted Michelin star. Not that long ago, it would have been a dream destination […]

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Restaurants: Serving Up Opportunity for America's Young People

Restaurants: Serving Up Opportunity for America’s Young People

As summer winds down and students head back to school, the National Restaurant Association is highlighting the restaurant industry’s role providing job opportunities to millions of young people across the country. The National Restaurant Association’s “Where I Started” multi-media campaign, launching today, includes a series of profiles, social media and […]

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Over 29k Restaurant Jobs added Across Segments in July

Over 29k Restaurant Jobs added Across Segments in July

Restaurant industry job growth remained steady and solid in July, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Eating and drinking places added a net 29,300 jobs in July on a seasonally-adjusted basis, marking the 17th time in the last 18 months in which the industry added […]

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Revolutionary App for Video Job Applicants Introduces Hispanic Version

Revolutionary App for Video Job Applicants Introduces Hispanic Version

For franchise restaurants and similar service companies with high employee turnover rates, a new mobile app now gives hiring personnel an easy way to screen potential Hispanic workers in just five minutes. Maryland – based JobOn’s new mobile app allows job seekers to apply and video interview for restaurant, retail […]

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Study: Raising wages to $15 an hour for limited-service restaurant employees would raise prices 4.3 percent

Study: Raising wages to $15 an hour for limited-service restaurant employees would raise prices 4.3 percent

Raising wages to $15 an hour for limited-service restaurant employees would lead to an estimated 4.3 percent increase in prices at those restaurants, according to a recent study. Researchers from Purdue University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management also examined the impact of limited-service restaurants offering health-care benefits and found […]

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New York Plans $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers

New York Plans $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers

The labor protest movement that fast-food workers in New York City began nearly three years ago has led to higher wages for workers all across the country. On Wednesday, it paid off for the people who started it. A panel appointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recommended on Wednesday that […]

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Restaurants Add 30K Jobs in June After Choppy Performance This Year

Restaurants Add 30K Jobs in June After Choppy Performance This Year

The National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends from today’s Department of Labor jobs report: “Restaurant industry job growth accelerated in June, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Eating and drinking places added a net 29,900 jobs in June […]

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