Restaurant workers laid off around the state because the industry is temporarily unable to support them have another option for work: grocery stores.
The New Jersey Food Council — working in conjunction with the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association — has created a page where displaced restaurant employees can find work in the food vertical.
Food Council CEO Linda Doherty said it’s a perfect fit for her members.
“We are in desperate need of a temporary workforce and restaurant workers are out of a job; we could use their talent and knowledge of the food business,” Doherty said. “It’s a great example of two food associations coming together to fix a need during this crisis.”
Those interested can click here to get a list of grocery stores with openings.
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