Denny’s CEO John Miller told CNBC on Thursday that the restaurant business has had difficulty filling available positions, but that salary worries haven’t kept potential employees away during the economic recovery. “I don’t think the starting salary for a business like Denny’s is really the difficulty,” Miller said on “Power Lunch,” despite the fact that it is higher than it was before the coronavirus pandemic. “It isn’t actually an impediment to being staffed. It’s more about people regaining their confidence to return to work “Added he. As economic activity resumes up after more than a year of disruptions caused by the Covid issue, businesses across a range of industries, from restaurants to haulage, have experienced difficulty hiring personnel. According to Labor Department numbers released earlier this month, there are more than 9 million job opportunities in the United States. When the Labor Department issues its June jobs report on Friday morning, we’ll get even more insight into the employment landscape. The unemployment rate in the United States was 5.8% in May’s report. Hiring difficulties have been attributed to a number of causes, including health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus and a shortage of dependable child care. Some argue that increased unemployment benefits during the Covid era have discouraged some laid-off people from returning to work, particularly in low-wage industries. Companies have reacted in a variety of ways, with some increasing minimum wages and offering cash signing bonuses. Denny’s is conducting its own recruitment drive, entitled “America’s Diner Hiring Tour,” across the country. Denny’s is hiring 20,000 people for both its corporate and franchised locations. The tour began Monday in St. Louis and finishes Friday in the Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia, using the company’s 53-foot mobile kitchen truck. For those who apply, Denny’s is providing on-site application assistance as well as free breakfast. Whatever the roadblocks to filling unfilled positions have been, Miller expects the staffing shortages to ease in the coming weeks. “It takes a minute to unwind and get back on track,” he said, adding, “We do believe they are transient and will pass.”/nRead More