Restaurant Job Growth Expected In 4Q

NRN.com reports, “The latest People Report Workforce Index, a barometer of market pressures on restaurant employment, dipped in its fourth-quarter report and continued to indicate restaurant operators are seeing challenges for recruitment and retention.”

“Looking at third-quarter staffing levels and expectations for the rest of the year, surveyed operators showed turnover was relatively flat, but that expectations for job vacancies and recruiting difficulty increased. The overall People Report Workforce Index reading for what restaurants expect in the fourth quarter, based on surveys of restaurant human resources departments and recruiters, stood at 59.8. The Workforce Index measures from a baseline value of 50, with results over that level indicating increased pressures on the five components: employment levels, recruiting difficulty, vacancies, employment expectations and turnover.”

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