Chefs and waiters who’ve been laid off because of the coronavirus are looking to ultrawealthy families as new employers, a New York staffing agency told Business Insider.A record-shattering 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending March 21 alone, as authorities closed nonessential businesses to slow the spread of the virus.Since being identified in Wuhan, China, in December, the novel coronavirus has infected at least 511,000 people and killed over 23,000 worldwide.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
The staffs of high-end restaurants who can’t work from home during the coronavirus crisis have found a new way to make ends meet as their workplaces shutter and lay them off at record rates by working in the home of an ultrawealthy family.A New York staffing agency that hires butlers, chefs, nannies, and personal assistants for wealthy families says it’s been overwhelmed with calls from recently laid off hospitality workers looking for new jobs. Restaurants across the country have been forced to convert to take-out only or close entirely and hotels stand empty as authorities ask Americans to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.David Youdovin, the CEO of Hire Society, told Business Insider that his firm has placed over a dozen people in new roles this month alone. Some of the openings
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