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Bars and Restaurants Are About to Go on an Epic Post-Covid Hiring Spree

  • Signs of life emerge as restaurants, salons begin staffing up
  • Goldman economists see 4.1% unemployment rate by year’s end
U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.2 Percent, As Many Restaurants And Bars Start To Reopen

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The U.S. economy is set for a hiring boom in the months ahead as the coronavirus pandemic recedes. There are signs it’s already underway.

Kevin Vaughan, the owner of six bars and restaurants in the Chicago area, including the Emerald Loop Bar & Grill downtown, says he plans to double the size of his 90-person staff in the coming weeks. He’s already brought back about 40 workers in the past month as the city reopened indoor dining at 50% capacity.