The pandemic has caused a lot of us to rethink a lot of things. At the forefront of rethinking that existence: restaurant workers.
This realignment of priorities and personal interests has caused a lot of restaurant employees to quit. Now, two years after the COVID-19 shutdown in the restaurant industry, a lot of food outlets are still understaffed and signs asking for help seem to be everywhere. That pushes employers to offer better salaries, conditions and perks.
Today, LA Times business reporter, Samantha Masunaga, discusses why labor shortages are still a big problem for restaurant owners around the country and how they can convince people to return workers. Read the full transcript here.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guest: LA Times business reporter Samantha Masunaga
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