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A Sacramento cafe owner says she hiked her minimum wage to $16.50 an hour but new staff still didn't show up for their first shifts

The US is suffering from a labor shortage as workers quit their jobs over wages, benefits, and working conditions.Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images A Sacramento cafe owner told CBS13 that new staff she hired weren't showing up for their first shifts. This was even after she raised her minimum wage by 30% during the pandemic, to $16.50, she told CBS13. The US is suffering from a huge labor shortage and restaurants have been hit especially hard. A Sacramento cafe owner said some job ap...
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, California, Restaurants, US, Employment, Sacramento, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Retail, Hiring, Sacramento California, Ison, Frederic J Brown


A Los Angeles restaurant shut on Thanksgiving after workers didn't show up, as hospitality staff continue resigning from the industry in droves

A Boston Market restaurant in San Francisco, California. Staff at one of the chain's restaurants in Los Angeles didn't show on Thanksgiving, reports say.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A Boston Market restaurant in LA shut on Thanksgiving after staff didn't show, reports say. "No employees showing up today… We are unable to fulfill the orders," a sign at the restaurant read. The company said it was refunding people who had preordered Thanksgiving meals. A Los Angeles restaurant shut ...
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, California, La, Employment, Los Angeles, Trends, Economy, Austin, Unemployment, Retail, Chipotle, Hiring, San Francisco California, KTLA


A negotiation coach gives her advice on asking for a pay rise — including what to do if you have a job offer elsewhere

Fotini IconomopoulosFotini Iconomopoulos With millions of people quitting and firms boosting pay, now is a good time to ask for a pay rise.  Insider asked negotiations expert Fotini Iconomopoulos for tips on how to ask for a raise. Explain why a raise would benefit your employer — and don't threaten to quit, she said.  Asking for a pay rise can be uncomfortable — but with the record numbers of people leaving their jobs prompting some employers to boost wages, now is an ideal time to try f...
Tags: Work, Careers, Success, Trends, Strategy, Career Advice, Negotiation, Stephen Jones, Payrise, Fotini Iconomopoulos, Iconomopoulos


The number of UK job ads mandating a COVID-19 vaccine jumped 189% in 3 months on jobs board Adzuna. The 'taboo' around mandates is 'breaking,' its CEO said.

The federal government has provided COVID-19 relief in numerous forms, from free vaccines to economic programs.Reuters More and more UK job postings require applicants to be vaccinated, the job site Adzuna said. UK posts on the site that mandated COVID-19 shots rose 189% between August and October, Adzuna said. It's a sign that the "taboo" around vaccine mandates is breaking, Adzuna's CEO said. The number of UK job adverts explicitly requiring applicants to be vaccinated nearly treble...
Tags: Work, UK, Jobs, News, US, Careers, Trends, Joe Biden, Employees, Healthcare, Recruitment, Adzuna, Reuters, Hunter, Stephen Jones, Andrew Hunter


I quit my job without giving notice. Here's why you shouldn't feel obligated to stay if a job is hurting your mental health.

Make sure you have "the stomach to handle the rollercoaster of emotions," before quitting your job, writes Rahkim Sabree.Rahkim Sabree Rahkim Sabree is an entrepreneur, financial educator, and former banking program manager. In May of this year, Sabree quit his job effective immediately and posted on Twitter about his decision. Sabree says he doesn't regret quitting without notice, and says it was necessary for his mental health. See more stories on Insider's business page. At 21 year...
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A Michigan restaurant owner said she's taking her longest-serving staff on a trip to Puerto Rico as 'a little extra thank you' amid the labor shortage

Restaurant staff already faced stressful working conditions which were compounded by both the pandemic and the labor shortage.Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images A Michigan restaurant owner said she's taking staff to Puerto Rico as "a little extra thank you." Some staff cried when she told them about the trip, the owner of Coty's Landing told MLive. Restaurant staff say they're burnt out and overworked because of the labor shortage and pandemic. The owner of a...
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, Restaurants, Employment, Trends, Getty Images, Unemployment, Employees, Retail, Michigan, Puerto Rico, Miller, Cody, Saginaw Michigan, Theresa Miller


A Florida restaurant chain says boosting pay and offering better benefits helped it end its labor shortage

Restaurants across the US are struggling to find staff amid the current labor shortage as workers leave the industry over its low pay, poor benefits, and lack of flexible working hours. Westend61/Getty Images Florida chain Pollo Tropical says boosting pay and benefits helped it get to normal staffing levels in the labor shortage. The Caribbean-food chain is raising prices by up to 6% in December to fund higher labor costs. Sales were considerably higher in its restaurants that were well-st...
Tags: Work, Food, Florida, News, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Restaurant, Unemployment, Fast Food, Retail, Miami, Wages, Caribbean, Montgomery


Wendy's closed some dining rooms because of the labor shortage, which it said is putting pressure on its drive-thrus

Wendy's has closed dining rooms due to the labor shortage. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor said the company had more dining rooms closed during Q3 than Q2. Around 15% of its dining rooms were closed during the third quarter. "That does put pressure on our digital business," Penegor told investors Wednesday. Wendy's says that its drive-thrus are under pressure because of the labor shortage.CEO Todd Penegor said that the chain had closed some of its di...
Tags: Work, Food, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Fast Food, Delta, Retail, Hiring, Wendy's, Wendy, McDonald


3 employers who hiked worker pay say they're not suffering from staff shortages. One said she was 'actually a little bit overstaffed' after boosting starting wages to $14 an hour.

Employees are in search of jobs with better pay and benefits. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Some employers who hiked wages say they're not suffering from staff shortages. One told Insider she was "actually a little bit overstaffed" after raising starting pay to $14 an hour. A restaurant owner in Manhattan said she raised her starting wage to $25 an hour and is fully staffed. Some employers who hiked wages to help keep their businesses staffed say they're not struggling for workers ...
Tags: Work, Utah, Florida, Jobs, News, Virginia, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Retail, Manhattan, Michigan, Washington State, Vandenberg


Private cleaning companies are turning down business and canceling regular customers because they don't have enough staff

Cleaning companies say the labor shortage means they can clean fewer homes. Getty Images Cleaning companies told Insider they're turning down business because they can't find enough staff. A Florida MaidPro franchisee said two of her long-term employees had left to work at Amazon. The cleaning industry has a reputation for low wages and poor benefits. Residential cleaning companies say they're having to turn down business and reschedule or even cancel regular customers because ...
Tags: Amazon, Work, Cleaning, Florida, Jobs, News, Virginia, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Hiring, Cleaners, Ponce, Richmond Virginia, Boyce


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf reportedly said it was 'embarrassing' the state minimum wage has been $7.25 for more than a decade

Pennsylvania adopted the $7.25 an hour federal minimum wage in 2009. Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf reportedly said the state's minimum wage was "embarrassing." The state hasn't lifted it since adopting the $7.25 an hour federal minimum wage in 2009. This could put workers off from coming to the state, Wolf said, per The Morning Call. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has reportedly called it "embarrassing" that the state has a lowe...
Tags: Work, Politics, Jobs, News, Employment, West Virginia, Trends, Minimum Wage, Economy, Unemployment, Pennsylvania, Starbucks, Wages, District Of Columbia, General Assembly, Wolf


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said employers need to 'stop asking why there is a labor shortage' and 'start asking how we can make jobs better'

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. Mark Makela/Getty Images Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said workers demanding better pay and benefits are "not really asking a lot." Wolf recently signed an executive order aimed at improving labor conditions in the state. Workers need better protections to entice them back to work after the pandemic, he said. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has said that businesses need to "stop asking why there is a labor shortage" and "start asking how we can make jobs better."Wolf t...
Tags: Work, Politics, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Unemployment, Pennsylvania, United States, Wages, Hiring, Wolf, Harrisburg


Construction company owner says labor shortage means he's paying up to $20 an hour to workers who have 'no idea' how to do the job

Demand for construction boomed during the pandemic thanks to a wave of home improvements, but the industry's workforce plummeted. Jung Getty/Getty Images The owner of an understaffed construction company tells The Arkansas Traveler he'd hired inexperienced workers. He said he was hiring workers who "absolutely have no idea how to operate in my industry." He added that he'd fired most of his new hires because they were "flat-out lazy." The owner of an understaffed construction c...
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, Virginia, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Arkansas, Employees, Staff, BLS, Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, Huddleston, Centerton Arkansas, Labor Shortage


A Subway franchisee said he'd resorted to hiring 14-year-olds because they were the only people applying for jobs, according to a report

Restaurants have been hiring younger workers during the labor shortage. Grace Dean/Insider A Subway franchisee in Canada said he'd been hiring workers as young as 14 years old. He told CBC that they were the only ones applying for jobs. Companies have been hiring younger and more inexperienced workers amid the labor shortage. An owner of Subway and Wing'n It restaurants said he'd resorted to hiring workers as young as 14 years old because they were the only ones applying for jo...
Tags: Work, Facebook, Jobs, News, Oregon, Subway, Senate, Virginia, Employment, Trends, Economy, Canada, Unemployment, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Retail


A Subway franchisee said she pulled her 16-year-old son out of school to work at her store because it was so understaffed

Restaurants have been especially hard hit by the labor shortage. Grace Dean/Insider A Subway franchisee told Fox 13 she once pulled her son out of school to work at her understaffed store. She said she wasn't getting any applicants at her store, in Salt Lake City, despite raising wages. The labor shortage was "just a mystery," she added. The owner of a Subway franchise in Utah has said her store was so understaffed that she once pulled her 16-year-old son out of school to work there.Sh...
Tags: Work, Utah, Jobs, News, Oregon, Subway, Senate, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Fox, Retail, Manhattan, Salt Lake City, Hiring


7 College Skills You Can Actually Use At Work

Students who grasp & learn how to manage skills they are taught away from their reading and lectures have a better chance at success when they head to their first job. Here are 7 skills students gain at college that they can actually use in the workforce.
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5 tips to become a long-term thinker and avoid being discouraged by short-term setbacks

Deciding what you want to be good at in life can help you become a long-term thinker. Portra/Getty Images Dorie Clark is a consultant who teaches education at Duke University and Columbia University. She says in order to excel at one thing in the long term, you have to accept you'll be bad at other things. Playing the long game also means building relationships, Clark says, by focusing on friendships instead of asking for favors. Dorie Clark is a consultant and keynote speaker who te...
Tags: Google, Work, Careers, Trends, Strategy, New York Times, Long-term Thinking, Columbia University, Peter Diamandis, Nordic, Don, Clark, Work Advice, Duke University, Dorie, Steven Kotler


Denver Airport held a job fair to plug its huge labor shortage. An exec said he'd hoped 5,000 people would come - but only 100 showed up.

Concessions International wanted to hire at least 38 workers, but only two people applied, ABC7 reported. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images A Denver Airport job fair on Saturday attracted just 100 attendees, an exec told ABC7 Denver. He said organizers had hoped 5,000 people would come to fill both entry-level and management roles. A concessions company needed to fill 38 jobs - but only two people applied. Only about 100 people turned up to a job fair aimed at plugging Denver Internat...
Tags: Work, Transportation, Jobs, News, Colorado, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Retail, Denver, Hiring, DCA, Denver Post, Dunkin


Denver's airport held a job fair to plug its huge labor shortage. An exec said he'd hoped 5,000 people would come - but only 100 showed up.

Concessions International, which participated in the job fair at the Denver airport over the weekend, wanted to hire at least 38 workers, but only two people applied, a local ABC affiliate reported. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images A job fair at Denver's airport on Saturday attracted just 100 people, an exec told a local outlet. He said organizers had hoped 5,000 people would come to fill both entry-level and management roles. A concessions company said that it needed to fill 38 ...
Tags: Work, Transportation, Jobs, News, Colorado, Abc, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Retail, Denver, Hiring, DCA, Denver Post


Stephenson, PTMC—Work and Play and Work

William Stephenson The Play Theory of Mass Communication (1987 edition) (orig. 1967) The child at play, Freud writes, is like a poet; both "rearrange things" in their worlds "to suit them better." Both child and poet distinguish between the real world of painful emotions, frustrations, hurts, and obduracies, and the play world, where these real-world fears and hurts are transmuted into humor, pleasure, and delightful wish-fulfillment. Play is escape from what goes on painfully in the real world...
Tags: Work, Media, Play, Culture, Jazz, Pope, Tsa, Freud, Marx, Stephenson, Debussy, William Stephenson, Stefan Kac, Alexander Pope, Interpretation, Huizenga


Wisconsin's Senate approves a bill allowing 14 year olds to work as late as 11 p.m., and supporters say it could help plug the labor shortage

But business across Wisconsin say they're struggling to find enough workers. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer A proposed bill would allow 14 and 15 year olds in Wisconsin to work as late as 11 p.m.. Supporters say it could help plug the state's labor shortage. Federal child-labor laws say under-16s must stop work at 9 p.m. or 7 p.m., depending on the time of year. Wisconsin's Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would allow 14 and 15-year-olds to work until 11 p.m. on some days - muc...
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, Teens, Law, Oregon, Senate, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Ap, Teenagers, Unemployment, Wisconsin, McDonald


Read these intense text conversations of pissed-off workers quitting crappy jobs

The massive r/antiwork subreddit has no shortage of funny/sad/outrageous screenshots taken by workers who are mistreated, underpaid, unappreciated, and ultimately unemployed. Examples below. Indeed, it is better to pissed off than pissed on. (via Waxy)
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A Chicago pizzeria had to temporarily close because of the labor shortage. Its owner said it was the first time it's happened - and it cost him $5,000.

Businesses across the US are suffering from a huge labor shortage as staff quit their jobs in search of better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A pizzeria in Chicago couldn't open on Sunday because of short-staffing, costing it $5,000, its owner said. The owner of Coalfire Pizza said some staff had quit for higher-paid jobs at larger restaurants. People were avoiding restaurant jobs partly because of a reputation of toxic work environments, he said....
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Georgia, Economy, Chicago, Restaurant, Unemployment, Pennsylvania, Retail, Cbs, Hiring, Hospitality


A Chicago pizzeria said it temporarily closed because of the labor shortage, costing it $5,000. Its owner said job applicants weren't turning up to interviews.

Businesses across the US are suffering from a huge labor shortage as staff quit their jobs in search of better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A pizzeria in Chicago couldn't open on Sunday because of short-staffing, costing it $5,000, its owner said. The owner of Coalfire Pizza said some staff had quit for higher-paid jobs at larger restaurants. People were avoiding restaurant jobs partly because of a reputation of toxic work environments, he said....
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Georgia, Economy, Chicago, Restaurant, Unemployment, Pennsylvania, Retail, Cbs, Hiring, Hospitality


A 46-year-old Italian restaurant in St. Louis said it closed because it couldn't find enough staff. "There's nothing more we can do," its owners said.

The hospitality industry has been hit especially hard by the labor shortage. Horacio Villalobos#Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images Balducci's, an Italian restaurant in St. Louis, said it was forced to close because it couldn't find enough staff. "When we can't find enough people to staff the operation, there's nothing more we can do," its owners said. Restaurants have been cutting their hours and closing their dining rooms due to understaffing. A 46-year-old Italian restaurant ...
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Independent restaurants are being crushed by the labor shortage. They're raising prices, cutting opening hours, and even closing down for good.

Staff have been leaving the industry in search of better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Álex Cámara/NurPhoto via Getty Image Independent restaurants are struggling to operate because they can't find enough staff. Owners are slashing opening hours, raising prices, and returning to the kitchens themselves. One said he closed his restaurant after larger companies poached staff with offers of higher wages. Independent restaurants are being crushed by the labor shortage.Their desp...
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, Restaurants, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Pennsylvania, Retail, Starbucks, Hospitality, Alignable, McDonald, Grove


The US government should start paying people to go back to work to help ease the labor shortage, billionaire investor Barry Sternlicht says

Barry Sternlicht said that the economy "can't really recover until people come back to work." Craig Barritt/Getty Images Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht said the government should pay people bonuses to return to work. It can then get the money back through taxing people who are newly employed, Sternlicht said. This would help ease the labor shortage, he told CNBC. The US government should pay people to return to work during the labor shortage, according to billionaire Barry Stern...
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Businesses say as many as 90% of candidates don't turn up to job interviews and some quit soon after being hired. 'You're basically hiring anyone that would show up.'

Many new hires don't turn up for their first shift, according to business owners. Getty Images Businesses across the US say job applicants keep failing to show for interviews. Some say as many as 90% of candidates don't turn up for their scheduled interview. In some cases, candidates accept a job but they either don't show up for their shift or they quit. See more stories on Insider's business page. Paul Horton closed his taco restaurant down in mid-September after being l...
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How To Deal With Critical Illness Costs

We never truly value our health until it fails us. And sometimes your health can fail you so drastically that it becomes a critical illness. A critical illness is a long-term medical problem that dramatically alters your way of life and potentially shortens it. And financially dealing with a critical illness can become so expensive […] The post How To Deal With Critical Illness Costs appeared first on Personal Finance Advice.
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