Hourly wages for summer 2014 foodservice jobs expected to be $10.43
Snagajob has announced results from its 2014 Summer Hiring Survey of 250 employers responsible for hiring hourly employees in the retail, hospitality and foodservice industries.
According to a news release, 39 percent of the respondents represent large companies of more than 500 workers and 36 percent were from small businesses of less than 50 employees.
The results indicate that the number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old will increase by more than 2 million between April and May this year. Here are some other highlights:
- The average reported wage for summer workers in 2014 is $10.39, that's 29 cents above President Obama's proposed federal minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $10.10;
- Employers in the hospitality industry will pay highest average wage for summer employees: $10.89; foodservice: $10.43; and retail: $10.07
- Seventy-four percent of employers anticipate hiring summer workers this year and, of those, only 14 percent anticipate hiring a fewer number of employees than last summer;
- Seventy-four percent of employers who plan to hire summer workers expect to have those positions filled by the end of May; seven percent have already filled summer positions;
- When asked about anticipated applicant volume in 2014 versus 2013, 58 percent of employers expect volume to be about the same as last year and 33 percent expect it to be greater than last year.