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Minimum Rage: Will Gen Y’s Career Waiters Occupy the Service Industry?
Will a generation of accidental career waiters hold out for “real” jobs—or fight for the ones they have now?
Some depressing facts: Nearly half of people ages 16 to 29 do not have a job. A quarter of those who do work in hospitality—travel, leisure, and, of course, food service…The restaurant industry in particular is booming; one in 10 employed Americans now work in food service—9.6 million of us. Those numbers are growing each year.