My roommate yesterday received a call from one of those so-called
temporary employment agencies, Manpower I believe. Anyway Manpower told him that they are now "hiring for The Village Inn". Village Inn for those who don’t know is a Denny’s type of restaurant chain. The positions in question…waiting on tables and cooks. Manpower would NOT say if its just one restaurant they were hiring or the whole chain.
Now I know that many many companies use comapnies like Manpower to find employees for help ( though I believe that often this practice gets abused like keeping someone on the job as a "temp" even though they have been working for them say for 3 years ) but a restaurant chain using a temporary employment agency? To me it seems so odd !!
Fast Food and other chain restaurants are not exactly high paying jobs so that pretty much rules out "..well they are trying to save money" so what gives?
Then again I shouldn’t say I am surprised. Another temp agency called him last week telling him they were hiring for Kohls and the Sports Authority. So if retail chains like Kohls are now using temp agencies, why not restaurants?