Millennial and Gen Z population pointed out that the foodservice industry provides good employment opportunities and effective training in several skills, according to new research by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
The research revealed the following:
- More than 70 percent said they think the industry is a good place to get a first job. About half of them believe the industry offers opportunities to earn a living wage and provide for their families.
- Millennials started working in the industry at age 18 while Gen Zs started at 16-and-a-half.
- Nearly half of respondents who said they’d left the industry indicated they’d return. The number was even higher for people with culinary degrees – 65 percent – who said they would also return for a job opportunity.
- Another 65 percent said working in foodservice or hospitality requires a wide variety of skills. Almost half of them said they thought a job in the industry is a good one to have and would encourage their own children to seek employment there.
With the millennials and Gen Zs having positive experiences in the industry, it is therefore critical for the industry to nurture long-term relationships and also influence this next generation of leaders.
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