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Infrastructure spending could further tighten the labor market

Working Lunch: Joe Kefauver and Franklin Coley from Align Public Strategies talk about infrastructure spending and best places to work.

President Biden’s infrastructure package features massive investments in workforce recruitment and training to produce the workers required to build bridges and roads. But that could take away some of the workers restaurants and retailers are hoping to target.

This week’s episode of the Working Lunch podcast features a discussion on the impact of the infrastructure package on the restaurant industry’s labor force.

Joe Kefauver, managing partner with the public affairs firm Align Public Strategies, and Franklin Coley, a partner with the firm, also discuss a letter to CEOs from BlackRock CEO Larry Fink saying they would be blacklisted if they didn’t start focusing on climate.

Kefauver and Coley also discuss the restaurants that made the Human Rights Campaign’s list of best places to work for LGBTQ equity. Also, legislative scorecard.

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