Restaurant Jobs


There’s bittersweet news on the job creation growth front—the Wall Street Journal released numbers that described the current state of hiring in this country, which revealed the growth in the food service industry, apparently one tenth of the American labor force.

Though growth and jobs seems like good news, this trend indicates the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor, with a heavy majority of the population not covered by their employer’s health insurance. Restaurant jobs are increasingly replacing work that just doesn’t exist anymore.

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