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F&B staff crunch returns along with business pickup

Manpower slashed during circuit breaker while foreign staff stuck overseas and Singaporeans still unwilling to take up jobs in the sector

Seafood restaurant Jumbo Group, for instance, has pledged to hire 50 retrenched SIA employees, but it remains to be seen whether such efforts will be sufficient to plug the gap.


AS business activity picks up, the food and beverage (F&B) industry is facing a manpower crunch - an aftermath of shrinking their workforce at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Food outlets were among the worst hit amid circuit breaker and safe distancing measures...

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