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Labor shortage: US restaurant chain asks corporate employees to work in kitchens and serve

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An American fast-food chain specializing in Chicken Fingers is sending half of its corporate employees to work in its kitchens in the US to meet a labor shortage across the industry. According to Bloomberg, half of Rising Cane’s corporate employees will help the restaurant chain fry and serve chicken meals to guests at its outlets. The company runs more than 500 restaurants across the country and is working to hire thousands of workers in the coming days. It has already advertised the recruitment process on its website.

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on its website, It says working with Ken’s will allows employees to receive career training and “have fun on the way to success.” Still, it is struggling to get enough hourly workers to work in kitchens and as servers. The sector is battered by this long-standing labor shortage in the US. Some employers have decided to increase wages but this has resulted in an increase in menu prices. However, workers say they don’t need to take low-paying jobs in a competitive labor market that has left food connoisseurs struggling to find the food they love.

The Louisiana-based company is working to hire 10,000 restaurant workers over the coming 50 days, Bloomberg reports. The restaurant chain employs a total of 40,000 employees and is planning to expand.

If you too are struggling to find your delicious Chicken Fingers or other Chicken Snacks, don’t worry. You can prepare it at home and load yourself with protein and other important minerals when the industry gets to work. You can make both Chicken Potli, Crispy Herb Chicken or Chicken Popcorn.

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Meanwhile, the company told Business Insider that 200 people are being sent to its restaurants from its Dallas office. And, another 250 members of its “field team,” including marketing and training staff, were also heading into the kitchen. According to the company, among those who have been re-elected are senior vice presidents.

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