As COVID-19 slows, restaurants are experiencing labor shortages. Even though restrictions have lifted, thus allowing them to reopen, they don't have the staff necessary for all their pre-pandemic hours. As a result, some businesses are turning to the gig economy to fill up their staff list. What Is the Gig Economy? The term refers to the freelance or contract worker community. Rather than hire and struggle to retain full- or part-time workers, some restaurants started looking for a more convenient (and less expensive) method. You might immediately think of companies like Uber or Postmates;... read more »