Economic News

According to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), food and drinking establishments continue to be a leading job creator during the recovery from coronavirus pandemic downturns with the broader hospitality industry sector adding 343,000 jobs in the month of June. Of that amount, the restaurant sector accounted for 194,300 of those…

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Miscellaneous

Rising labor costs (48%), employee turnover (44%) and insufficient training (39%) ran 1, 2 & 3 as barriers to improved restaurant operations according to a recent Zenput and Technomic survey. The survey of 295 restaurant operators also found 27% of operators are using technology “to a great extent” to automate aspects of their operation. Last…

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Ballot Question To Save Electoral College

Speaking of ballot questions, Colorado voters opposed to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact have succeeded in collecting enough signatures to put the question before voters next November. Proponents of putting the question before the voters submitted almost 229,000 voter signatures to the Secretary of State – well beyond the 124,000 required. The National Popular…

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