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Restaurants forced to reduce hours amid pandemic struggles


BY 1,448 COVID PATIENTS. RESTAURANTS ACROSS THE METRO ARE FACING A HIRING CRISIS 18 MONTHS IN TTOHIS PANDEMIC. THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE MISSISSIPPI HOSPITALITY AND RESTRAAUNT ASSOCIATION LEADERS WITH THESS AOCIATION SAY BOTH SIT DOWN AND FAST FOOD RESTAURASNT HAVE BEEN FORCED TO REDUCE HOURS BECAUSE THEY CAN’T FIND ENOHUG WORKERS OTHERS ARE CLOSING SOME DAYS OF THEEE WK TO GIVE THE STAFF THAT THEY DO HAVE A BREAK FROM PUTTING IN LONG HOURS. THEY SAY THE DELTA VARIANT HAS MANY PEOPLE AFRAID TO GO BACK TO WORK. THERE ARE MEMBERS WHO BECAUSE OF THE LABOR SITUATION LIKE SAY THEY’RE SEEING THEIR SESAL DIMINISHED AND YOU CAN’T SYTA IN BUSINESS LONG WHEN YOU’RE YOUR SALES ARE DIMINISHING. YEAH THE HEAD OF THE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION SAYS SEOM FEDERALLY SUBSIDIZED PROGRAMS LIKE THE CHILD TAX CREDIT MIGHT BE ALLOWING PEO

Restaurants forced to reduce hours amid pandemic struggles

Restaurants across the metro are facing a crisis 18 months into the pandemic, according to the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association.They say both sit-down and fast-food restaurants have been forced to reduce hours they’re open because they can’t find enough workers. Other eating establishments are closed some days of the week to give the staff they do have a break from putting in long hours.They say the delta variant has many people afraid to go back to work. “There are members who because of the labor situation, like I said they’re seeing their sales diminished and you can’t stay in business long when your sales are diminishing,” Executive Director Pat Fontaine said. The head of the restaurant association said some federally subsidized programs like the child tax credit allow some people to remain at home and not go back to work.

Restaurants across the metro are facing a crisis 18 months into the pandemic, according to the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association.

They say both sit-down and fast-food restaurants have been forced to reduce hours they’re open because they can’t find enough workers. Other eating establishments are closed some days of the week to give the staff they do have a break from putting in long hours.

They say the delta variant has many people afraid to go back to work.

“There are members who because of the labor situation, like I said they’re seeing their sales diminished and you can’t stay in business long when your sales are diminishing,” Executive Director Pat Fontaine said.

The head of the restaurant association said some federally subsidized programs like the child tax credit allow some people to remain at home and not go back to work.

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