Businesses offer bonuses as unemployed workers avoid thousands of job openings
East Bay Times 7/8
Help wanted signs throughout California are getting the cold shoulder from workers reluctant to resume thousands of open service-industry jobs.
California unemployment claims rise, jobs recovery remains out of reach
The Mercury News 7/8
California workers filed more unemployment claims last week compared to the prior week, an indication that the state has yet to recover from coronavirus-linked business shutdowns, even after a much-ballyhooed reopening of the sickly statewide economy.
Food Industry Policy
California is about to feel Delta’s full force
Capital and Main 7/8
Experts fear hyperlocal outbreaks in communities with low vaccination rates.
Opinion: Taxing soda and other sugary drinks can boost community health. California should allow it.
The San Diego Union Tribune 7/7
In 2018, the California Legislature imposed a statewide ban on local soda taxes, preventing local governments from taxing sugary drinks until 2031.
On the Side
COVID Offered Restaurant Franchises a Chance to Stand Out
QSR Magazine 7/8
Franchisors that helped operators navigate programs like the PPP enriched relationships that will endure long after the pandemic.
BJ’s CEO Greg Trojan to Retire at End of August
FSR Magazine 7/7
BJ’s Restaurants announced Monday that CEO Greg Trojan will retire and be replaced by president and CFO Greg Levin.