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The Daily Prep List: 07.08.21


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.

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