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Return of the teens? Inside the restaurant workforce
26 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Return of the teens? Inside the restaurant workforce »

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While the tightening labor market is playing a significant role in the labor challenges currently being felt across many sectors in the economy, the restaurant industry has also been impacted by some longer-term structural changes in the nation’s labor force. Most notably among these developments was the sharp and steady decline in the teenage labor pool.

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Restaurants could tap seasoned labor pool
26 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Restaurants could tap seasoned labor pool »

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Although older adults still represent a relatively small proportion of the restaurant workforce, they were the fastest growing demographic group in recent years. The number of adults 55 or older working in the restaurant industry jumped 51 percent between 2007 and 2016, an increase of 290,000 individuals.

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Thanks to Refrigeration & Kitchen Solutions, Inc.
20 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Thanks to Refrigeration & Kitchen Solutions, Inc. »

MRA tips its hat to Josh Hausgen, owner of Refrigeration and Kitchen Solutions, Inc., for placing MRA logos on the company’s service vans. RKS is an allied partner of Missouri Restaurant Association.

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Nationally known contributor to speak at MRA meetings
12 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Nationally known contributor to speak at MRA meetings »

Noted contributor Michael Saltsman of the Employment Policies Institute will be in Missouri on June 5 and 6 to speak to MRA members in four cities. A former field economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Michael is uniquely qualified to disclose the truth behind the movement to raise the minimum wage and the consequences of extreme wage mandates.

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8 Facts Every Restaurateur Must Know About Card Processing
12 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

8 Facts Every Restaurateur Must Know About Card Processing »

Payment cards are a commonly used form of payment at most restaurants. If understood and managed correctly, your payment-card processing can add to greater profits with reasonable costs. Here is what you need to know about processing payments made with a card.

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MRA Legislative Day a huge success
6 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

MRA Legislative Day a huge success »

Missouri Restaurant Association partners from across the state gathered in Jefferson City on April 4 for the annual MRA Legislative Day. Greg Hunsucker, owner of V’s Italiano Ristorante in Independence and chairman of MRA’s Government Relations and Public Policy Committee, welcomed attendees to the breakfast briefing and stressed the importance of MRA’s involvement in the legislative process.

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GKCRA pledges support to Hire KC Youth Program
9 Mar
2017
Written by MRA

GKCRA pledges support to Hire KC Youth Program »

Check out this awesome video from the folks at Hire KC Youth where they feature Kevin Timmons and the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet. The Kitchen Cabinet has worked with Mayor Sly James to support his signature youth initiative and hire Kansas City youth over the summer.

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The Taste of Mid-Missouri is Back!
7 Mar
2017
Written by MRA

The Taste of Mid-Missouri is Back! »

It’s the 32nd annual Taste of Mid-Missouri, a special night featuring good food, drink, entertainment and interaction, hosted by the Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association (MMRA), a group whose members represent the majority of restaurants, cafés and bistros doing business in Columbia, Jefferson City and the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Our Industry is better at diversity, hiring exec says
22 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

Our Industry is better at diversity, hiring exec says »

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that currently, more than one out of 10, or 1.2 million, of all eating-and-drinking-place employees in the United States are African American, and that number is expected to grow. Restaurant companies are more intentional and better at recruiting minorities into their corporate ranks...

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MRA chapters co-sponsor NAACP events in Jefferson City
22 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

MRA chapters co-sponsor NAACP events in Jefferson City »

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and the Greater St. Louis Restaurant Association, supported by the Kitchen Cabinet programs in those areas, co-sponsored the NAACP’s 2017 Legislative Day at the Capitol and the celebration of African American History Month. The event was held February 17 in Jefferson City. Governor Eric Greitens gave the keynote address.

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