Texas fast-food chain offers teen managers $50,000 salaries to offset worker shortage

28 Jul 2021


(The Center Square) – Texas fast-food chain Layne’s Chicken Fingers is offering teenagers the opportunity to earn $50,000 as an attempt to entice workers to seek gainful employment.

After suffering a severe worker shortage for months due to high unemployment payments individuals were receiving from the federal government, companies across the U.S. opted to implement creative approaches to hire new employees, including bonuses and other perks.

Among them, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches restaurants is offering signing bonuses; Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is offering to pay college tuition to those who work at least 15 hours a week after working four months; and Taco Bell is offering paid family leave to managers, the Wall Street Journal reports.

But the $50,000 salary is a new approach by a fast-food chain – and it’s being launched in Texas.

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