Eateries continue to struggle with manpower shortage

Khoo Gek San

Restaurant owners say they are having to reduce opening hours and seating capacity because they do not have the staff to cope. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 2, 2022.

RESTAURANTS seeing business pick up after two years of the coronavirus are now faced with another problem, a severe lack of manpower, industry experts said.

Migrant workers – sent home at the start of the epidemic – have not returned, leaving many businesses short staffed and unable to run as normal, with locals unwilling to fill the void.

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