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Recruitment Webinar

November 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

Restaurant Job Growth Sluggish in September

Restaurants continued to have difficulties boosting staffing levels in Sept., as job growth slowed significantly from recent months. Eating and drinking places added a net 29,000 jobs in Sept. on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The modest gain followed a revised decline of 24,700 jobs in August. Find the analysis here.

“Today’s jobs numbers are another red flag that industry rebuilding has reversed in recent months. In the face of economy-wide struggles to hire, restaurant employment levels were essentially unchanged between July and September. It’s a sharp deceleration from where we were in the first seven months of this year, and the workforce strain is having a direct impact on the ability of restaurant operators to keep their dining rooms open,” said Sean Kennedy, Association EVP of Public Affairs.

Let your rep know we need to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund; click here.

“Journeys That Inspire” Shows Power of Diversity, Inclusion

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation launched “Restaurants Advance: Journeys that Inspire” spotlighting excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The series of uplifting stories features members of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry who represent the highest standards in DEI and demonstrate the breadth of opportunity in the industry.

The NRAEF, in partnership with PepsiCo, selected these operators from among the 12 million hard-working members of the restaurant industry.

Get the press release and read their stories 

Webinar Targets Tech Advantages for Retaining Employees

Although recruitment has been a big focus for the restaurant industry, workforce retention has its own set of changing best practices. In partnership with Heartland Payment Systems, the Association hosts Jason Hines, VP, Compliance & Risk - Payroll & HCM (Human Capital Management) Solutions who will share an overview of the retention technology solution landscape in the webinar “New Thinking for New Challenges - Technology, Workforce and The Restaurant Operator,” Wed., Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. ET.  He’ll examine how HCM compliance can help your operation manage (and retain) your workforce efficiently and provide:

A technology landscape overview
Best practices for using tech to increase retention
Lesser-known retention efficiencies