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More hiring challenges in 2012

The People Report Workforce Index finds that operators are having a harder time finding employees

The People Report Workforce Index, which measures market pressures on restaurant employment, rose in the first quarter of 2012, an indication that operators will continue to face challenges regarding recruitment and retention.

The Workforce Index, based on surveys of restaurant human resources departments and recruiters, stood at 62.6, about three points higher than in the previous quarter. It was the Workforce Index’ highest mark since 2007.

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