What started as a shutdown to take out and even to outdoor dining only , restaurants continue to have new problems in the industry; this time it's a lack of kitchen staff.
According to the digital edition of the Fall River Herald, south coast restaurants are facing labor shortages despite a 10% increase in hourly wages for limited-service workers year over year. This year has seen a 70% increase in job vacancies and 10% decrease in people searching for work.
Owners say getting people to just apply for a job has been a challenge. Some say they’ve had to reduce hours at a few of their restaurants and also have been forced to stop taking events.