Teens filling positions amid ongoing staff shortage
Curry Up Now CEO and founder Akash Kapoor on how he is navigating the labor shortage across the U.S.
Akash Kapoor, the owner and founder of Curry Up Now is hiring teenagers with added incentives as he and many employers in the food industry struggle to stay afloat during the labor shortage.
The restaurant chain owner is exploring ways to become a priority within his young staff’s lives as they both manage to find a balance between their active schedules and new work responsibilities.
"You've got to be very understanding to their schedules more than we are with somebody who's older," he told FOX Business’ Ashley Webster on "Varney & Co." Thursday.
Kapoor discussed the importance of incentives in order to maintain his staff, adding that for some of his employees, this is their first work experience.
"You know, we pay $2 over minimum [wage]. We've got some mentoring programs for them. We've got, you know, just some finance management programs," he said.