Restaurant employment rose for the sixth consecutive month in June, yet staffing levels remain well below pre-crisis levels. The industry added a net 186,000 jobs in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As job opportunities and sales rebound for restaurants, many workers have already moved on, or are in the process of doing so.
And while food services are driving the majority of hires in the hospitality sector, other areas like accommodation and arts, entertainment, and recreation, are also attempting to restaff to pre-pandemic levels. Unfortunately, employment in leisure