Skip navigation
Working Lunch
restaurant-operator-labor-getty-promo.png pencilfinger/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Working Lunch: Operators embrace Labor Department apprenticeship program

Plus, a look at what President Trump’s reelection campaign means for the restaurant industry

Apprenticeships and workforce development are getting big headlines these days not just from policymakers but from private industry as well — and none more so than the restaurant and hospitality sector. Rob Gifford, executive vice president of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, joins Align Public Strategies to talk about the industry’s leadership in this space.

Also, President Donald Trump officially launched his reelection campaign this week and he erased any doubt that immigration enforcement will be a foundational building block of his campaign. What does that mean for operators in the short run and the industry in the long run? The team takes a look at that.

In other news, the biggest industry union vote in a generation is getting closer out on the West Coast. The Align crew shares updates on the state of play out there. The episode concludes with this week’s legislative scorecard.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and non-profit organizations navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News and Restaurant Hospitality.

TAGS: Operations
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.