Listen Now: Fast Food Chains Offer Major Perks To Draw Employees
The restaurant industry is looking for workers… and they’re offering some pretty sweet perks.
Asking “would you like fries with that” or filling the ice machine are jobs most people have experienced at some point in their lives. But with the lowest unemployment rate in decades, restaurants have trouble finding people to put on the apron and hairnet.
So they’re unrolling incentives to get people to sign up. For example, McDonald’s is using money it received from the federal tax-code changes to pay for college scholarships for employees and families.
Chipotle is offering bonuses to people who hit quarterly sales targets and other goals, as well as education benefits.
Checkers drive-in restaurants is giving people the option of receiving their paycheck more often than every other week.
And a number of others are giving employees prizes if they meet set goals. Restaurant managers say with places such as Amazon paying fifteen dollars an hour not to work in a hot kitchen smelling like grease you have to be competitive.
And with so many opportunities, workers aren’t saying yes to the first offer they get.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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