More jobs than workers: NJ restaurants struggle to hire

One restaurant owner is boosting the minimum wage that he pays to $15 an hour

They’re offering jobs, but owners say a lot of jobs are going unfilled at New Jersey restaurants for several reasons: Workers lack child care, or they’re concerned for their safety serving diners who are not wearing masks. Many feel uncertain about their wages, given COVID-19-related capacity restrictions. Others can get by on unemployment checks with help from the weekly stimulus bonus.

One restaurant owner is boosting the minimum wage that he pays to $15 an hour to attract and retain good staff.

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