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Hospitality Program Expands to Meet Employer Demand for Educated Workers
December 05
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The University of Missouri has long been home to farm-to-table scholarship. Now Mizzou’s successful hospitality management program is getting a refresh to meet growing demand for employees with college education. MU has retooled its online bachelor of science in hospitality management to create more opportunities for students in the management of all hospitality sectors, particularly in conferences & events, food & beverage sites, lodging facilities, and sports venues.

Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.85 on Jan. 1, 2018
December 05
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Missouri’s minimum wage is subject to change each year based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, commonly known as CPI-W.  In November, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the state minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $7.85 effective January 1, 2018. 

A Call for Judges
December 05
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As we do every year, we are reaching out for help.  We need judges for the Culinary Competition and the Management Competition.  A required judges’ orientation will be held Thursday evening, February 15, at the Oasis.  The competition begins at 7:00 a.m. on Friday and runs until 4:00 p.m. 

As automation increases, so are jobs
June 07

Digital ordering leads to increases in order volumes, order sizes and customization. In turn, requires extra labor for production and quality control in Panera’s kitchens. The chain’s table service also requires employees, and in Panera outlets that offer delivery, drivers have been added to the payroll.

Our Industry is better at diversity, hiring exec says
February 22

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...

Restaurants serve up success for Missouri
February 15

In Missouri, restaurants employ 12 percent of the state’s workforce – over 295,600 people. We are an industry where a person can begin with no experience, no formal education, and reach the middle class. When you visit a restaurant, note what you see there. Our people and our foods are a reflection of what makes this nation so great.

Data shows the importance of foreign-born workers
February 14

Competition for employees is also heating up in the restaurant industry. 27 percent of restaurant operators said recruiting-and-retaining employees is the single most important challenge facing their business. This was up from just 9 percent two years earlier.

ProStart in the Classroom
February 02

“I was looking for curriculum to prepare students for the world after high school, or to help them acquire a part-time job while in school,” commented Clearwater High School educator Christy Johnson on her founding of the Clearwater ProStart program in 2009.

6-hour Disappearing Deductible Saves the Day and the Dollar$
February 02

Business owners are often confused and perplexed by the complicated terminology of a typical insurance policy, which causes them to make their insurance decisions based entirely on the price of their policy. Those customers that saved a few hundred dollars on their insurance package may have lost tens of thousands of dollars in this situation.

2016 Restaurant Neighbor Award
November 02

The prestigious Restaurant Neighbor Award was created through the joint efforts of American Express, the founding sponsor of the award, and the National Restaurant Association to recognize a select group of America’s restaurants that go above and beyond the call of duty in service to their local community.


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