Restaurant Workers, AT&T, CEO Influence: Tuesday's Business Briefing

What a labor shortage could mean for eateries in Dallas' booming suburbsOver the last five years, the number of jobs in food service and drinking places in the Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan division increased by 30.4 percent, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. That's almost twice as fast as growth in those jobs nationally, which was 17.9 percent.But thanks to a range of factors, the fertile job-hunting fields north of Dallas are essentially off limits to many prospective workers.The people who do fill those jobs, though, are increasingly taking on painful commutes, crashing with family -- or finding work elsewhere.For the executives taking their kids to dinner or colleagues grabbing happy-hour drinks at local bars, experts say, that will translate to longer waits and bigger bills.-Jill Cowan in partnership with Guardian USPlus: Find more on the D-FW economy  Continue reading...

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