March 10, 2014
Many companies--like Sodexho, a food and facilities management services company based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Las Vegas-based casino operator Harrah's Entertainment--are reopening facilities in the affected areas and are racing to secure housing for their employees.
Recruiting and retaining employees has been taken to a whole new level of complexity for employers of hourly workers. At Strategic Restaurants' franchised Burger King locations, there have been instances of competitors walking in and recruiting employees while they are working behind the counter, marketing VP Schultz says.
As companies try to return to business as usual, they are also reviewing what they did in the months after the hurricanes to figure out what they could do differently next time.