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Restaurants continued to add jobs in April

The industry added 43,800 workers last month, continuing its gradual recovery from post-pandemic job losses. But the rate of growth is slowing.

Technology

Reef to lay off 5% of workforce

The technology company is shrinking to focus more on profitability, with an emphasis on ghost kitchens and parking, its CEO wrote in a letter to employees.

The pension funds for New York state and New York City have joined calls for the companies to study the impact of higher wages. The moves are being backed by advocacy group One Fair Wage.

Dine Brands is investing in handheld server tablets and exploring robots to help ease a nagging staffing shortage.

Restaurants' labor problem is shifting back to retention as much as recruitment.

With forecasts calling for a hotter-than-normal summer, many state and federal agencies are looking for better ways of protecting kitchen workers and other employees exposed to high temperatures.

The chain has asked federal labor regulators to halt the intimidation as relations between Starbucks and the union continue to sour.

The chain is partnering with Miso Robotics to use Flippy and Sippy at one restaurant with the possibility for more.

Sticking to its political policies has put the entertainment giant at odds with Gov. DeSantis. Was the turmoil worth it?

Under the company’s “Thank You Crew” initiative, franchisees provide personalized “surprise and delight” rewards to employees who do everything from providing extra special service to saving a customer’s life.

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