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There are a huge number of restaurant job openings right now

There were 1.6 million leisure and hospitality job openings in February, including restaurants, as overall openings hit record numbers.

Financing

Restaurants continued to add more jobs last month

The industry added 186,000 jobs in May as it continues to recover from the pandemic but remains far off early 2020 levels.

RB Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo joins the podcast "A Deeper Dive" to talk about the labor shortage, its impact on the restaurant industry and what operators are doing about it.

The action challenges the legality of New York's Just Cause legislation, which prevents certain restaurant employers from dismissing or cutting the hours of an employee at will.

While most of the curriculum is staying the course, schools are adding new skills and trainings to meet changing demands.

With a new menu and new marketing, the sandwich chain has been enjoying some record sales. It is now hiring 10,000 people this week.

A pizza-topping bot from xRobotics has reduced labor costs and allowed the restaurant to ditch third-party delivery.

The perks can range from access to a personal trainer to a clothing allowance for new managers as the industry looks to combat a labor shortage.

A union-affiliated survey of industry employees found that 53% intend to leave their restaurant jobs, most likely because of wages.

Sweetened unemployment benefits are seen as the main reason by far for the industry’s recruitment challenges.

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