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State of the Economy: Hit the Bricks Kid…I mean Soon to Be Old Man

“….Older workers like Johnson are staffing fast-food grills and fryers more often, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. In 2010, 16- to 19-year-olds made up 17 percent of food preparation and serving workers, down from almost a quarter in 2000, as older, underemployed Americans took those jobs.

“The sheer number of adults in the industry has just exploded” because fast-food restaurants “not only survived, but thrived during the economic recession,” said Saru Jayaraman, director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley….”

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One comment

  1. drummerboy

    too bad. people still don’t see the writing on the outhouse walls.go ahead and work there for a few years before you retire.then when so-sec does your computations and you have years of less income,then that automatically brings your curve to the downside of the equation.

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