New York's Restaurant Industry Lost Thousands of Jobs After Sandy

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The year's coming to an end, but the impact of the storm is not. The New York State Labor Department reports a loss of 30,000 jobs in and around the city this November due to Hurricane Sandy.

James Brown, an economist for the Labor Department, told City Room that during the end-of-year holiday season -- traditionally the busiest, most profitable time of the year for restaurants -- the leisure and hospitality sector has instead lost around 8,500 jobs.

This sector includes the restaurant industry, along with performing arts, museums, and historical sites.

Brown pointed to restaurant closings and layoffs in hard-hit neighborhoods (where many restaurants have still not reopened), but also to a less covered issue: Workers relocated from their damaged offices in lower Manhattan have meant far less business for caterers and corporate cafeterias. [City Room via Eater]

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We are an Italian Restaurant in the heart of the busy financial district in downtown Manhattan. We got hit by the Sandy hurricane. We still have no gas or electric but we are running our business with the help of generator. We lost business and staff while we were closed more than a month. The business started to pick up. Now we need good servers, bartenders, hosts, hostesses and a Maitre d`. There is an OPEN CALL INTERVIEW weekdays between 11am-12pm and between 3pm - 4pm or post your resume in the body of your email and send to regisroyallounge@gmail.com. ***Please include a photo to your resume***

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