The restaurant employment picture around the United States remains consistent in the fourth quarter of 2013, though it's likely in the near future that job figures in the industry will expand.
According to Nation's Restaurant News, the People Report Workforce Index remained consistent with the previous quarterly reports, falling 0.6 points from the previous year to reach a new total of 69.3. Any figure over 50 in this index implies increased pressures on employers in the industry, meaning job openings will be plentiful in the near future and employees themselves can benefit from the increased demand.
Employment levels in the index registered over 70 for the second quarter in a row, which had not been achieved in six years, while "employment expectations" were at their highest value of the year as many companies expressed they plan to add staff in both hourly and management positions for the third quarter in a row.
One example of that restaurant growth comes from Springfield, Massachusetts, where Luxe Burger Bar plans to bring 90 new jobs to the area, according to CBS 3 Springfield. Looking to fill a mix of full-time and part-time positions, the burger restaurant plans to open in early December.