Sacramento, California 2021-02-24 02:12:20 –
Sacramento (CBS13) —Many companies are still struggling, but there are some signs of hope from local restaurants.
The industry was hit hard by the COVID-19 restrictions, but some companies are now looking to bring back workers who have lost their jobs.
Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the blockade of the state-wide coronavirus last March, and many restaurants were initially trying to survive on take-away orders. Outdoor dining has been going on since last year.
The location of Zocalo’s Midtown Sacramento has lost about half of its staff due to California’s COVID-19 restrictions, but is now beginning to bring back workers.
“We need about 30 people at this place. We interviewed 10 times today, but tomorrow we will do 10 times,” said Nester Jimenez and Zocalo. “We are looking for entry-level positions, mainly in the kitchen. It’s a very simple process. Applying online allows you to retrieve your resume.”
Tea Bar & Fusion Cafe is another local company that adds employees.
“The growing need for hiring is due to the growing number of customers in warmer climates,” said Lexi Bravo of Tea Bar & Fusion Cafe.
Recruitment offers some hope to the hit restaurant industry.
“That’s great,” Bravo said.
Prior to the pandemic, 1.4 million people worked in restaurants in California, but by August last year, up to 1 million had been dismissed or temporarily dismissed.
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Now some may come back to customers soon.
“Some have reapplied and some have been brought back,” Jimenez said.
This is an effort to reopen restaurants and boost the economy of the food service industry.
“Our industry has been hit hard, but we want to recover and continue to staff our restaurants,” Jimenez said.
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