Sumary of A 19-year-old fast-food boss says he expects to lose half his staff in the next few weeks as the labor shortage hammers restaurants:
- Cabrera, who earns a $50,000 salary, estimated that he’d need to replace 11 of his 22 junior employees in the coming weeks as many go off to college out of state.
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- He told Insider that he was “huge on recruitment” and used a hiring service called CareerPlug to find workers.
- Hiring appears to be picking up: Food services and drinking places added 194,000 jobs in June, accounting for more than half of the job gains in the leisure and hospitality industries that month, the Labor Department said.
- He said he looks for staffers who care about the quality of service and work with urgency.
- Cabrera’s annual earnings are far above the $9.50-an-hour “learning wage” that Reed said his entry-level employees received and the $28,860 a year that the average 16- to 19-year-old in the US can expect to make, according to Labor Department data.