Baristas offered $ 50 per hour as Sydney bars compete for staff

Bars and restaurants in Sydney are fiercely competing for staff, with some employers offering baristas $ 40 to $ 50 an hour ($ 29 to $ 36).

After the blockade of New South Wales (NSW) was lifted, the hospitality industry is in desperate need of labor.

This is because the industry is heavily supported by holiday visa backpackers and international students, who are still unable to return due to border restrictions.

Proposed by New South Wales opponents and the Restaurant Catering Association, you’ll get a $ 250 bonus for working 10 days in 30 days. 3AW radio report.

Wes Lambert, CEO of Restaurant and Catering Australia, said many companies have already begun offering bonuses to their staff.

“I’ve heard about thousands of dollars in bonuses,” he told 3AW. “We have heard that some businesses are very desperate. [they’re] Paid servers, baristas and bartenders cost up to $ 40 to $ 50 per hour. “

This is Thursday-Sunday work and costs about $ 2,000 a week.

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Sydney’s bars and restaurants are fiercely competing for staff. (Alexander Nemenov via Getty Images / AFP)

Lambert further explained that if the situation doesn’t improve quickly, companies will face difficulties.

“Thousands of companies are usually open 6-7 days a week and have 2-3 meals, but now they are only open 4-5 days a week, 1-2 times. I’m reporting that I’m having a meal period, “he said.

One Daily Telegraph reporter received more than 10 jobs in just one hour, and the other received 3 jobs while working at a bar in Sydney.

“By posting to the popular Facebook group Sydney Bartender Exchange, which expresses interest in work, we received 12 responses within an hour, and were generously listed as a flexible roster, immediate start, and a very attractive incentive. There was an hourly wage, “he says. I have written..

Some jobs offer free training and do not require work experience, background checks or even interviews.

“It’s a lot different than it was a few years ago when a simple waitress role required five years of relevant experience.”

This week, the Government of New South Wales announced a free training opportunity to make up for the lack of skills in the hospitality sector.

“People from all over the state are lined up to enter pubs and clubs, and we want to support those businesses with enthusiastic and skilled staff,” said NSW Premier Dominique Perotet.

Epoch Times Sydney Staff