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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Food News-Restaurant Job Growth

I read an interesting story in The Atlantic, written by Derek Thompson. He reports on the biggest growing job market in the US not being in industry or coal mining but in restaurants.

Thompson writes “Restaurant jobs are on fire in 2017... and the jobs are mostly at sit-down restaurants, which make up 50 percent of the category. Fast-food joints are the next-largest employer in the category, with 37 percent.”

The impact is country wide but these jobs don’t pay very well. This is why there are advocates for raising the minimum wage within the restaurant industry. This growth doesn’t look sustainable for the restaurants or those they employ.
Check out the article here.