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Restaurants’ labor shortage doesn’t appear to be improving

In social media posts and restaurants’ own signs, a lack of workers is leading to shorter hours and fewer service lines.


Why workers can't stand restaurants

Quitting has soared to historic levels in recent months, and the exodus might have more to do with stress than pay, says RB's Reality Check.

Labor experts believe the effort to organize the chain's employees in Buffalo is an example of a new type of activism that could spread to other operations large and small.

The coffee giant wants all 450 employees in its Buffalo, N.Y., market to have a say on whether they'll be represented by the Service Employees International Union. A yea vote would mark a milestone in organizing chain restaurants.

A main-stage session looked at the intersection of technology and updated personnel strategies.

But the deep dive by the employment practice of the Dorsey law firm shows answers are still hard to come by. And more tough questions have come to light.

An early shopping season and fewer seasonal workers could intensify demand for employees this season, according to a Snagajob study.

The industry is in denial about a key reason why employees are quitting at record levels. And, no, it's not all about government aid, says RB's Reality Check.

The industry lost 41,500 jobs in August, ending a long period of growth, as the delta variant strikes around the country.

In two separate cases, operators were charged with using undocumented workers for what federal authorities termed "forced labor."

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