Wednesday, July 28

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Economy, Employment, Jobs, labor shortage, Restaurants, Retail, Weekend BI UK, Work

Some restaurants are temporarily closing because they can’t find enough workers. One said diners have gotten ruder amid the labor shortage and even made staff cry.

Some restaurants are temporarily closing or cutting their hours because of the labor shortage. One opened for an hour less each day after staffing fell by nearly 50% compared with normal years. A third of former hospitality workers said in a Joblist poll that they won't return to the industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some restaurants are cutting down their opening hours or temporarily closing for days on end because they simply can't find enough workers to serve diners, amid the huge labor shortage hitting the hospitality industry.One even shut down for a day after rude diners swore at staff and made them cry.C...
Economy, Employment, Fast Food, Jobs, labor shortage, Papa John's, restaurant, Retail

Papa John’s is giving its pizza makers bonuses of up to $400, as restaurants cling onto staff in the labor shortage

Papa John's is handing out bonuses of up to $400 to many of its employees. Existing staff can get up to $400 in increments, and $50 for referring a new hire. Staff at corporate-owned restaurants are eligible. It didn't say how it would decide exact bonus amounts. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
BI-freelancer, contributor 2019, Hamptons, Hiring, Hospitality, Jobs, Nordic, Personal Essay, Retail, Small Business Owner, Strategy, Summer, Unemployment, Work

I own 2 Hamptons hot spots that are busier than ever — but the worker shortage is crushing us

Zach Erdem is the owner of 75 Main and Blu Mar, two eateries in Southampton, New York. Since reopening in June, Erdem says he's struggled to find workers despite increasing the hourly pay. Here's what hiring has been like for him post-pandemic, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Bain and Company, BI-freelancer, career advice, Careers, College Graduates, contributor 2019, Jobs, Nordic, Strategy, Unemployment

Bain & Company’s head of recruiting shares his top job-seeking tips for people feeling uncertain after the pandemic

Keith Bevans is the head of global consultant recruitment at Bain & Company. He spoke with Insider about how job-hunting has changed for recent graduates during the pandemic. Job-seekers should be open-minded and flexible rather than hyper-focused on any one company or position. See more stories on Insider's business page. The global impact of the the pandemic has left many college students and recent graduates uncertain about their professional futures.Keith Bevans, partner at Bain & Company and leader of their global consultant recruitment efforts, understands the uncertainty many of these individuals are facing. Bevans enrolled ...
Biden administration, doj, Economy, FTC, Jobs, Joe Biden, Labor, Politics, The White House, White House, Work

Biden’s executive order aims to stop businesses suppressing workers’ wages

Biden will issue an executive order Friday designed to stop firms collaborating to suppress wages. He will push the FTC and DOJ for tougher guidance to stop companies sharing wage and benefit data. Biden will call on the FTC to ban or limit non-compete agreements, per notes from the White House. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Economy, Employers, Employment, Job Openings, Jobs, Layoffs, Pandemic, Retail, united states

The number of Americans laid off from their jobs hit a record low in May, as companies cling onto their workers during the crippling labor shortage

The number of people being laid off in the US hit a record low in May, jobs data revealed. It suggests companies are keeping hold of their staff amid the huge labor shortage. Many companies are struggling to find staff, and have been raising wages as a result. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of layoffs in the US hit a record low in May, jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed.It's a sign that companies are clinging onto their workers during a severe labor shortage.The layoffs and discharge rate dropped to 0.9% in May, according to the BLS report released Wednesday, a record low dating back...
Economy, Employment, Hospitality, Jobs, labor shortage, Leisure, Restaurants, Retail, Unemployment, Work

A third of former hospitality workers say they won’t return to the industry because they want higher pay, better benefits, and a new work environment

A third of former hospitality workers say they won't return to the industry at all, per a survey by Joblist. They want better pay and benefits than the industry can offer, they say. Hospitality pays less than other industries, but the labor shortage is forcing companies to push wages up. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
BI Graphics, Careers, Jobs, Skills

Changing jobs? Looking to switch industries? Our interactive tool can help you figure out your next position based on the skills you already have.

While industries are recovering from the coronavirus crisis, some are still below prepandemic employment. But workers in these industries may already have some of the skills they need to land different jobs. Insider compared 35 jobs to about 400 different jobs to find which may be a good fit based on skills. See more stories on Insider's business page. Thinking about shaking up your career? You're not alone. Over 9 million Americans are still out of work after more than a year since the pandemic was officially declared.A Pew Research Center report in February found that 66% of the unemployed people surveyed the month before had "se...
Checkers, Economy, Employment, Fast Food, Food, Jobs, labor shortage, Retail

A restaurant owner says raising wages to $15 would solve her labor shortage — but she’d have to hike menu prices. Instead, she’s turning to automated drive-thrus.

To avoid hiking menu prices in the labor shortage, a Checkers franchisee is rolling out voice-recognition drive-thrus. She told The NYT that $15 wages would attract more staff, but would make meals more expensive. Shana Gonzales, who owns four restaurants, said technology was an "assistant" for staff, not a replacement. See more stories on Insider's business page. A fast-food franchisee says she's turning to automated drive-thrus to solve her labor shortage, rather than offering a $15 hourly wage to attract new staff.Shana Gonzales, a Checkers franchisee who owns four restaurants in the Atlanta area, told The New York Times that sh...
Economy, Employment, Jobs, Software developer, software development, Strategy, Tech, Tech Insider, Tech Jobs, Weekend BI UK

A Disney dancer, a chef, and a bartender quit their jobs to become software developers. They say it offers flexible working and better security during uncertain times.

Three workers told Insider why they started new careers in software development during the pandemic. A former bartender said the pandemic made him realize how little time he spent with his wife. An ex-chef still does part-time restaurant work to "scratch that itch" to work in a kitchen. See more stories on Insider's business page. Massive lay-offs, remote working, and caring responsibilities have forced thousands of Americans to consider switching their careers during the pandemic.Some were forced out of their roles because their employers downsized or even shut down during the pandemic. Others have been "rage quitting" in search o...