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Michigan State University Cutting Some Dining Hall Hours Due to Staff Shortage

Michigan State University Cutting Some Dining Hall Hours Due to Staff Shortage

“MSU described the decision as a difficult one but said it would reduce the impact of labor and food shortages.”

This is happening at plenty of restaurants in the private sector, too.

From the Insider via Yahoo News:

Michigan State University said it closed its dining halls to the public and cut the opening hours of 2 cafeterias because of a severe staff shortage

The labor shortage has forced Michigan State University to close its dining halls to the public and slash the opening hours of two cafeterias, the university said.

In a statement last week, the university described “severe staffing shortages” in its culinary-services team and said its residential dining halls would remain open only for people with MSU-issued ID cards.

It also said two cafeterias in residence halls and two Starbucks outlets on campus would reduce their opening hours.

The changes went into effect on Friday.

The university said some of the changes could remain throughout the fall semester. It added that it was “competing for the same available talent” as local businesses.

Many businesses across the US say they’re struggling to find workers. While some businesses have said people don’t want to work anymore, workers say they’re quitting their jobs to seek better pay, more benefits, and improved working conditions.

MSU described the decision as a difficult one but said it would reduce the impact of labor and food shortages.

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Hire foreigners.
That’s what Kathy Hochul recommends.
It will work out great. She’s a woman governor, you know!

trade labor for the overpriced room and board costs at most of these places. that’s what many students did in my college days

HHS just had a small orgasm. An entire university student body to add to their “food anxiety” numbers!

Please consider the feedback loop. The MSU official cost of attendance includes the on-campus meal plan. The price of the on-campus meal plan includes labor costs which to a degree is comprised of federal work study funding. The work study component of each student’s aid package represents his estimated hours of work times the wage associated with each job function. If the cafeteria hours are cut, the avaiable work study wages will be cut, leaving it harder for students to reach the work study component of their financial aid package, leaving it harder to afford the on-campus meal plan, and so on…..

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