Walker’s chicken firm tied to benefits from unpaid laborOctober 25, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Herschel Walker campaigns for the U.S. Senate as a champion of free enterprise and advocate for the mentally ill, felons and others at the margins of society.
Wisconsin employment nearly back to pre-pandemic levelJuly 21, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report on Wisconsin employment shows the state is just about where it was before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but that the recovery has been uneven.
Total employment is down about 2.4%, or about 69,500 jobs from December 2019, according to the analysis from the non-partisan Wisconsin Policy Forum.
Bonus pay coming for Minnesota’s frontline COVID-19 workersJune 7, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota residents who came into work during the height of the coronavirus pandemic will soon be collecting bonus pay.
Workers who are eligible for so-called hero pay can begin applying online Wednesday morning and will have up to 45 days to sign up, Minnesota Gov.
UK economic growth slows amid declines in manufacturingApril 11, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s economic growth slowed in February amid declines in the production of cars, computers and chemicals.
Gross domestic product increased just 0.1% from a month earlier, down from the 0.8% growth reported in January, the Office for National Statistics said Monday.
Pentair to acquire Manitowoc Ice in $1.6 billion dealMarch 3, 2022 GMT
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Pentair, a leading water treatment company, plans to acquire a Wisconsin manufacturer of commercial ice machines for $1.6 billion.
Pentair, headquartered in London and managed out of Golden Valley, Minnesota, has a definitive agreement to buy Manitowoc Ice, based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
NH Food Bank has new chef for culinary training programFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Food Bank has a new executive chef and program manager for its Recipe for Success-Culinary Job Training Program.
Bradley Labarre, of Manchester, has been volunteering with the food bank for more than eight years.
Association: More than 2,000 restaurants still awaiting aidJanuary 31, 2022 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 2,000 Connecticut restaurants, caterers and food service operators are still waiting to receive federal COVID-19 relief funds, with many saying it's unlikely they can remain in business without the financial assistance, according to the Connecticut Restaurant Association.
Extreme staffing shortage at ski area leads to long linesDecember 28, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A staff shortage at a city-owned ski area in Alaska where workers are paid less than the state minimum wage contributed to skiers having to wait an hour and a half in line for lift tickets and rentals this month.
Iowa unemployment rate improves to 3.7%, ranks 19th in USDecember 17, 2021 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The unemployment rate in Iowa fell sightly to 3.7% in November from 3.9% in October as jobs were added in food service, professional and business services, health care and construction.
Ammonia leak found at Las Vegas food processing plantNovember 28, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews were able to repair an ammonia leak at a Las Vegas food processing plant before it turned into a more serious incident.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said in a news release they received several 9-1-1 calls Saturday shortly before 10 p.m.
Phoenix airport restaurant, coffee shop workers go on strikeNovember 22, 2021 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A union representing the largest group of food service workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport went on strike Monday — during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year — to amplify concerns over wages, health insurance and retirement contributions.
Former NC university worker accused of embezzling $900,000November 6, 2021 GMT
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A former information technology worker at North Carolina Central University has been accused of embezzling $900,000 from the school, officials said.
Kenya M. Ward, 44, of Durham, is charged with one count of embezzlement of state property, according to an arrest warrant.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock working on staff shortage solutionsSeptember 2, 2021 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth-Hitchcock says just like other health care providers, it too, is experiencing staff shortages during the coronavirus pandemic that range from nursing positions to food service workers.
US economy: Plenty of growth, not enough workers or suppliesJune 7, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is sparking confusion and whiplash almost as fast as it’s adding jobs.
UK job figures show young hardest hit by COVID restrictionsApril 20, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The number of workers on U.K. corporate payrolls dropped by 0.2% in March as young people were hardest hit by coronavirus restrictions that closed bars, restaurants and hotels, according to the latest government statistics...
NY counties can vaccinate restaurant workers, driversFebruary 2, 2021 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he is giving county officials the power to add for-hire drivers and restaurant workers to the list of people eligible for a coronavirus vaccine...
Restaurant Association asks court to halt virus restrictionsNovember 21, 2020 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association is seeking a court order from a federal judge to block Gov...
Restaurants to be allowed to use bar areas for food serviceSeptember 23, 2020 GMT
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts restaurants will soon be able seat up to 10 people at a table and use their bar areas to serve food, Gov...
Colombian fast food chain bets on automated restaurantsAugust 14, 2020 GMT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian fast food chain is planning to turn its branches into automated restaurants at a moment when the coronavirus pandemic has slammed the food service industry worldwide...
Domino’s expands delivery options, home buying moves onlineJune 29, 2020 GMT
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus...
Ivanka Trump tours launch of USDA’s family food box programMay 15, 2020 GMT
Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they’re afraidApril 5, 2020 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves.
They disinfect keypads, freezer handles and checkout counters as hundreds of people weave around them, sometimes standing too close for comfort amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Wisconsin dairy farmers hit hard by the coronavirus outbreakMarch 30, 2020 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The coronavirus has delivered a severe blow to Wisconsin dairy farmers who rely on selling milk to restaurants, schools and the hospitality industry.
About one-third of Wisconsin dairy products, mainly cheese, are sold in the food service trade, the Journal Sentinel reported.
All 50 states now have virus cases: West Virginia the lastMarch 18, 2020 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — All 50 U.S. states now have confirmed cases of the new coronavirus as West Virginia's governor announced the first positive test in his state on Tuesday evening...
Maine CDC warns of hepatitis A exposure at businessSeptember 14, 2019 GMT
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says it has identified an acute case of hepatitis A infection in a food service worker, and that other people may have been exposed...
Will robots take your job? Quarter of US workers at riskJanuary 24, 2019 GMT
Robots aren't replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report...
Feds hit Twin Cities food service provider with $400K bill for paying women less than menOctober 24, 2018 GMT
Federal investigators have ordered a Twin Cities food service provider to pay nearly $400,000 in back wages and interest to 98 female employees who were paid less than their male counterparts at the company’s Roseville facility.
Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, barsJuly 2, 2018 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants...
Hep A clinics scheduledJune 2, 2018 GMT
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, which also provides public health services for the Putnam County Health Department, is scheduling hepatitis A vaccination clinics for restaurant and food service employees in Kanawha and Putnam counties as part of its response to the national Hepatitis A outbreak.
Fast food, long-term employmentMay 16, 2018 GMT
Every college student could use a little help. Chains, such as Starbucks, offer employees a College Achievement Plan. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The restaurant industry has one of the worst employee retention rates.
Norfolk Public Schools food service staff donate to Good NeighborsDecember 26, 2017 GMT
NORFOLK - Food service workers at Norfolk Public Schools collected more than 1,200 food items over the past three weeks in their first-ever holiday fundraiser for the Good Neighbors food pantry.
Lunchtime Solutions Food Service Director Scott Thompson says he wanted to do something where the staff could give back to the community.
Central Lee now has its own food service directorMarch 30, 2017 GMT
DONNELLSON – Central Lee Community School District has a new food service director after 10 years.
Amy Fogarty of Donnellson started working as the district’s new food service director this month.
Yellowstone Valley SHRM names boardMarch 26, 2017 GMT
The Yellowstone Valley Chapter Society for Human Resource Management 2017 board members are: Jan Knutson, human resources director at Youth Dynamics, PHR/SHRM-CP board president; Deby Murch, executive administrator at Valley Federal Credit Union, PHR/SHRM-CP president elect and past president; Sherri Lynn Houston, business development manager at Employment Source, co-VP of membership; Rachel Meech, M.Ed, director of client services and solutions at It Starts With Me Health, CHES foundation director and co-VP of membership; Ryan Callan, M.S., HR business partner at Associated Employers, SHRM-CP certification chair; Paula S.
Catoosa County restaurant reports for Feb. 10 to March 10, 2017March 13, 2017 GMT
Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, between Feb. 10 and March 10, 2017, conducted food service inspections, at the following 18 establishments where food is served..
‘Day Without Immigrants’ hits restaurant industry hardestFebruary 16, 2017 GMT
Businesses around the Triangle and across the country stayed closed Thursday as part of a national protest over President Donald Trump's executive actions on immigration.
The hardest hit industry was food service, where immigrant labor makes up the majority, up to 70 percent in big cities like New York.
Employers say higher state minimum wage hard on child care, food service, nonprofitsJanuary 2, 2017 GMT
About 700,000 of Washington’s lowest-paid workers got a raise this week when the state’s minimum wage increased to $11 per hour.
At Children’s Montessori Center in Spokane Valley, that means bigger paychecks for some staff members, but also higher monthly rates for families enrolled at the child care center.