Restaurant Workers Are Quitting More Than They Ever Have, And They’re Not Coming Back

The food, beverage and hospitality sectors haven’t experienced the same recovery as the rest of the U.S. economy, primarily because they can’t fill anything close to the number of job openings they currently have.
Around 5.3% of leisure and hospitality workers quit their jobs in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey released on Wednesday. That is a record rate, Axios reports, more than double the overall national quit rate, and it represents a record-high 80% of all separations in the industry for the month, Yahoo Finance reports.
Overall, about 764,000 restaurant and…

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