Today’s resilient U.S. job market has a bit of a dark side. The number of youth employed in violation of federal child labor standards has more than doubled in the last five years, according to data from the Department of Labor. That’s as a number of states are loosening child labor laws. The Department of Labor found hundreds of workplaces in violation of these laws that protect minors, affecting nearly 4,000 kids. Fast food restaurants McDonald’s, Subway and Dunkin Donuts […]

Lino Lakes, Minnesota, Help wanted sign at McDonalds with great starting pay. Michael Siluk | Getty Images Quick service and fast-food restaurants are facing several headwinds when it comes to solving their labor problems. The pressures have been mounting throughout the year. Seventy-eight percent of restaurant operators said that recruiting and retaining employees was their top challenge in a National Restaurant Association survey in July — in January, only 8% said that was their top challenge. Overall employment in food […]

Tammy Wham can’t get her hands on canned corn or whole grain muffins. Both are staples in the public school kitchen in Ennis, where Wham serves as kitchen manager — or, she quips, “head lunch lady.” Wham and her staff serve breakfast and lunch to roughly 340 K-12 students daily, but numerous menu items and ingredients have become difficult or impossible to acquire this fall due to national food shortages and supply chain complications. “I’ve been here since 2001,” said […]

While making the most of the extra day off this Labor Day, you may want to treat yourself to a meal from your favorite chain restaurant. As it’s a federal holiday, which chains are open for business this Labor Day? From Applebee’s and McDonald’s to Chick-fil-A and Taco Bell – here’s the lowdown… Restaurants Open On Labor Day Applebee’s Arby’s Boston Market Buffalo Wild Wings Burger King Cheesecake Factory Chick-fil-A Chili’s Chipotle Mexican Grill Dairy Queen Denny’s Domino’s Pizza Dunkin’ […]

by: J. Scott Wilson, NewsNation via Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Sep 3, 2021 / 09:43 AM PDT / Updated: Sep 3, 2021 / 09:43 AM PDT CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — Just about every major holiday has one thing in common: Chain restaurants offering freebies and deals to get you into the drive-through or at the counter at some point during the holiday period. Labor Day is one of the biggest, and we’ve put together a handy run-down of what to […]

Some fast-food chains are trying to convert customers into staff, an Outmatch executive said. Amid the labor shortage, they are offering free food to potential hires, Kelly Ann McGrath said. Applebee’s, for example, offered free appetizers to applicants during its national hiring day. Loading Something is loading. Some companies like fast-food chains are offering free food and discounts to convert customers into new hires during the labor shortage, a hiring executive said. “A lot of our restaurant clients have been […]