Manhattan employers expect 29 percent of employees to return to the office by the end of July, and 62 percent to return by the end of September, according to a survey of employees by the Partnership for New York City, reports Food Dive.
Over 70 percent of employers said they plan to adopt a hybrid model; of those, 63 percent will require their workers to be in the office three days a week. Twenty-five percent of employers said they will require employees to be in the office full time and 4 percent won’t require workers to return to the office at all.
“It’s quite concerning to restaurants and bars that rely on office workers if only 62 percent are expected to return to the office by September, and only a few times a week,” Andrew Rigie, executive director at the New York City Hospitality Alliance, told Food Dive in an email.
“Hopefully as all the restrictions are lifted and the city reopens, more companies and workers will be encouraged and incentivized to return by then,” Rigie continued. “Clearly we need a comeback campaign and a great way to lure people back is with great food and drinks.” Full Story