‘Now that my unemployment is up I’m ready to come back’: End of $300 boost may help NYC eateries

Restaurateurs are hopeful that the end of enhanced COVID-19 unemployment benefits on Monday will push New Yorkers to get back to work.

New York City restaurant owners getting burned by a shortage of workers during the pandemic told The Post they anticipate that people will start re-applying for open positions now that they can no longer reap the weekly $300 boost from the federal government.

Jeremy Wladis, president of The Restaurant Group, said he’s already heard from a former staffer at one of his Washington, DC eateries, who called to say, “Now that my unemployment is up I’m ready to come back.”

Wladis, who runs Good Enough

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