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Fast food giant agrees to pay some 13,000 current and former employees to resolve city investigation of violations of local scheduling and sick leave laws.
Hotel occupancy has rebound to near pre-pandemic levels, but jobs in the leisure and hospitality sector remain far below pre-pandemic levels.
With little guidance from officials, some restaurants are racking up tickets or abandoning the sidewalk sheds that helped keep them afloat during the pandemic. Meanwhile, residents have complained about trash, rodents and a lack of street parking.
A 15-year-old agreement to put 20 automatic sidewalk toilets around the city has been completely stalled for the last two years, with 15 restrooms still not in service.
Twin Parks tenants now living in hotels had been getting hot meals delivered by the distinguished World Central Kitchen. But when that organization pivoted to Ukraine, a group run by a mayoral pal stepped in.
But most dining proprietors expressed relief at no longer being “the police” for COVID measures
Forno Rosso eatery, backed by Robert Petrosyants, owes nearly $400,000 in unpaid taxes, according to state records.
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine wants to create a “resource center” where deliveristas and other independent contractors can work, recharge and get information on everything from wage theft to health care.
The eatery, powered by “nonnas” — or grandmothers — from around the world, has gone organic and added a Japanese element ahead of its grand reopening Friday. The eatery had shut early in the pandemic, due to the ages of its beloved rotating chefs.
The city shed 14,000 positions last month while the rest of the country saw its strongest employment growth in a year. Meanwhile, the increasing challenges facing Black and Latino New Yorkers underscore structural inequities, a new study found.
Store and restaurant workers will be on the frontlines dealing with the unvaccinated — and sometimes angry — public as a new city-wide requiring one dose to go inside bars, restaurants, indoor entertainment venues and gyms.
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The governor urged the private sector to order employees back to workplaces and make everybody — including customers — get shots. But business owners said it’s up to elected officials to lead the way amid rising COVID rates.
The city economic sector most devastated by the pandemic recession is finally showing signs of a sustained recovery as jobs start to rebound. But optimism is tempered by worker shortages, inadequate PPP relief and mixed forecasts ahead.
The city gained 35,000 positions last month with restaurants and the arts showing signs of resurgence. Hopes raised by the easing of most restrictions this week are tempered by an 11% unemployment rate.
Hundreds of new establishments have received permits to open this year, surging into work-from-home neighborhoods while shunning business districts decimated by the pandemic.
Some owners believe that pandemic unemployment benefits are keeping people out of the workforce. But economists and worker advocates say multiple factors — including child care, low wages and COVID-changed perspectives — are at play.
Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan have told their workers to plan to be back in the office — raising prospects that New York’s economic recovery may finally pick up speed.
The mayor’s pandemic program to close off corridors to cars provided a lifeline to many businesses last year. But restaurants and merchants along a heavily Hispanic stretch of Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue say they can’t fully come back without financial help.
The city added 16,000 jobs last month, the most since August. But much of New York’s employment comeback hinges on when the vaccine rollout convinces office workers and visitors to return.
Drivers, food preparation workers and more are at risk of seeing their positions go away — and Hispanic New Yorkers could get hit hardest, a new study found. The crisis is spurring calls for ambitious job-training efforts.
Restaurant owners thriving on delivery are looking to expand as others barely hang on. Pet, health and home décor operations are also among those bucking the pandemic economy as door on optimism cracks open.