Labor Shortage? Great Realignment?

No matter what you call it, hiring is difficult right now and seems to be especially difficult in the food and beverage service industry. Anecdotes abound about understaffed restaurants struggling to hire, workers pivoting from food service to new industries, and new incentives being offered to entice workers. Whether you choose to call it a labor shortage or a great realignment of labor, changes happening in the industry today will reverberate for years to come.

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Labor Shortage? Great Realignment?
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    Shortage or great realignment?

    What's really happening in the labor market and food service?

    Workers Should Have the Power to Say ‘No’

    Workers Should Have the Power to Say ‘No’

    Policy makers should not ensure a flood of low-wage workers for America’s businesses. Cities and towns are opening back up after their coronavirus-induced shutdowns. Job vacancies have surged to historic highs. Millions of Americans report that they are looking for work. Yet employers are struggling …

    Why It’s Hard to Hire Right Now (Published 2021)

    Why It’s Hard to Hire Right Now (Published 2021)

    The New York Times

    Experts weigh in on what’s really going on in the labor market — and what companies can do to attract workers. The DealBook newsletter delves into a single topic or theme every weekend, providing reporting and analysis that offers a better understanding of an important issue in the news. If you …

    Voices Of Industry Workers

    What do industry workers have to say about the choice to remain in or depart from the industry?

    Potential Paths Forward

    What types of changes or incentives can retain workers and attract new talent to the food and beverage service industry?

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