Why are restaurants struggling to find workers?

Anna Davlantes

WILDWOOD, NEW JERSEY – MAY 28: A help wanted sign is displayed at a boardwalk restaurant the day before the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, in the shore community of Wildwood on May 28, 2021 in Wildwood, New Jersey. Wildwood, like many beach communities throughout the United States, is looking for a successful and busy summer season after staying mostly closed or partially open last summer due to Covid-19 restrictions. Many resort community retail businesses are also suffering from a shortage of labor as some workers are choosing to stay home and others have changed career paths. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The excellent Chicago Tribune beer and food reporter Josh Noel joins guest host Lisa Dent to talk about the complex issue of the labor shortage in the hospitality industry. What is causing workers to leave the business?

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