To promote equity and retain workers as the economy reopens, some restaurants are opting to forgo traditional gratuity models.
Aneesha Edwards in Lexington, Kentucky, is spending her last summer before college working in retail, where customer traffic is steadier than food service.
We hear from Maria Barillas about how the pandemic drove her to start a new job.
Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Chaney Cambon notes that unvaccinated people are outspending the vaccinated.
Making drinks and waiting tables used to be fallback occupations for many young people. The coronavirus is changing that.
Orders for big-ticket items are a rare economic bright spot. But many businesses that rely on in-person customers are hurting.
The decline in unemployment has slowed since an early rebound from the first wave of COVID-19 shutdowns.
It doesn't look good, considering the pandemic is still raging and there's no additional federal relief yet.
States that rely heavily on the in-person service sector are still facing high unemployment, while farm states are seeing lower jobless rates.
The pandemic is worsening the labor crunch in an industry that's been short-handed for years.