|The bar and restaurant trade has been shut or curtailed for nearly 2 years now. Hiring is going to be difficult. It has been difficult with each reopening/easing or restrictions. The main reason is it's a reasonably low paying job with bad hours. The government here decided to give €350 (about €400) a week to everyone who was out of work due to covid related closures. This included a student doing a night a week in a bar who might have made €100 normally. Plenty of full time bar staff would not have earned €350 a week anyway.
Not hard to see why people will be reluctant to go back to working in bars and night clubs if and when things are back to normal.
Last edited on Tue Jan 18th, 2022 10:37 pm by Jim_Irish