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COVID-19 and Restaurants in Canada – Has cost 800,000 jobs since March 1

Restaurants Canada estimates that 800,000 foodservice jobs have already been lost nationwide due to COVID-19 and might not return if current conditions continue. With restaurants now struggling to pay rent and other bills due in April, the national association has conducted a survey to shed light on the state of the industry. Responses from foodservice … Continue reading

COVID-19 in US – The decline in restaurant traffic

There are some sectors that will be hit hard over the next several months: hotels, airlines, restaurants, movie theaters, sporting events, and convention centers.   People will probably avoid these places as part of social distancing. Here is some restaurant data from OpenTable: This data shows the year-over-year change in diners as tabulated by OpenTable … Continue reading

Restaurants in US – The shortage of able kitchen hands

Good cooks are getting harder to come by. Not the head kitchen honchos, depicted in Food Network reality shows, who fine-tune menus and orchestrate the dinner rush, but the men and women who are fresh out of culinary school and eager. The shortage of able kitchen hands is affecting chefs in Chicago, where restaurateurs said … Continue reading

US – Wages growth is breaking out at restaurants and bars

Wage growth is breaking out in an unexpected corner of the U.S. economy: the nation’s restaurants and bars. Food-service employment has surged since the recession ended nearly six years ago, growing twice as fast as overall payrolls. But those gains had largely failed to translate into better wages in the sector, until recently. Restaurant wages … Continue reading

The Boomerang Employees in restaurants

The boomerang term is gaining in popularity as companies struggle to find talent. Former employees can be a great source of talent. They know the industry, the company, the policies and practices, etc. They know the good, bad and ugly … and still come back. I really liked the statistic in this infographic from the … Continue reading

Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry in US – Two-thirds of women and half of men surveyed had experienced some form

With more than 11 million employees, the restaurant industry is one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the country. It is also the single-largest source of sexual-harassment charges filed by women with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Women occupy most of the financially precarious restaurant jobs; more than 70% of servers … Continue reading

US – The leisure and hospitality industry accounted for almost 1 out of every 5 nonfarm jobs added during the recovery

The most recent employment downturn was historic in many ways, but most notably, in the substantial number of jobs lost.  Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey show that total nonfarm employment fell by 8.7 million jobs between the employment peak in January 2008 and the employment trough in February … Continue reading

An Alternative to Tipping

There’s a Kentucky restaurant that has completely abolished tipping, and contrary to what you might expect, it actually looks like it might be great for their servers.  Since Packhouse Meats restaurant in Newport, Kentucky opened in January, its had signs posting everywhere making clear that tips are not part of the transaction process. The credit … Continue reading

Living On Tips – 18 ways how to earn more

Most of the tests described below were conducted in casual, mid-scale to downscale dining establishments, simply because it’s harder to get permission to run experiments in higher-end restaurants. If you work in a fine dining atmosphere, use your own common sense to see what is appropriate to try in your workplace. If you’re not a … Continue reading

Skills Gap in Boston / Restaurant jobs are going unfilled

“It’s surprising that we see these unemployment numbers and still aren’t getting enough applicants,” says Shang Skipper Continue reading

Alberta / McDonald’s hiring 500 full-time, part-time and manager positions

Fast food chain McDonald’s is going on another hiring blitz. On Friday, it’s holding its second consecutive West Hiring Day, looking to fill nearly 500 full-time, part-time and manager positions across Alberta, 116 of which are in Calgary. West Hiring Day is a one-day hiring event held at participating restaurants in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan … Continue reading

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