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White Castle says it cold-called 550,000 past applicants from up to 4 years ago to fight the labor shortage

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Hollis Johnson
White Castle is emailing and texting applicants from as many as four years ago
Chains are trying new methods to attract workers, like signing bonuses and drive-thru interviews.
White Castle says it has relatively low turnover even as workers leave the industry.
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Fast-food chains are getting inventive to deal with a tight labor market as sales surge. White Castle cast a wide net, reaching out to 550,000 past applicants from as far back as 2017, vice president of marketing Jamie Richardson told Insider. The burger chain reached out...
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A 19-year-old fast food boss says he expects to lose half his staff in the next few weeks, as the labor shortage continues to hammer restaurants

A 19-year-old fast food boss says he expects to lose half his staff in the next few weeks, as the labor shortage continues to hammer restaurants

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement A 19-year-old manager of a Texas chicken restaurant told Insider that he expects to lose half of his staff in the next few weeks.
Jason Cabrera runs the Allen, Texas, branch of the Layne's Chicken Fingers restaurant chain, which promoted teenagers to management roles because of a severe staff shortage. Cabrera, who earns a $50,000 salary, estimates that he'll need to replace 11 of his 22 junior employees in the coming weeks, with many going off to college out of state.
The labor shortage was the biggest challenge he faces as the restaurant manager, he said.
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Cheesecake Factory invited a law-firm worker to interview for a server role 2 years after he applied, as restaurants struggle for staff in the labor shortage

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Reuters
Cheesecake Factory invited a legal worker for a job interview years after he applied to be a server.
Joseph Guerrero told the WSJ he was initially confused. "I knew I didn't leave my wallet behind."
Some fast food chains have struggled to find enough workers as customers return to restaurants.
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Cheesecake Factory reportedly invited a law-firm worker for a server job interview two years after ghosting his application - the latest sign of how restaurants are scrambling for workers in a tight labor market. Joseph Guerrero, a 23-year-old...
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