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Teenage fast-food workers are landing $50,000-a-year manager jobs at a Texas chicken restaurant thanks to the labor shortage

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A Texas chicken-restaurant chain has promoted workers in their late teens and early 20s to managerial positions paying more than $50,000 per year because of a staff shortage, its CEO told the Wall Street Journal

Garrett Reed, CEO of Layne’s Chicken Fingers, a fast-food chain with six restaurants across the state, told The Wall Street Journal he was training 16 and 17-year-olds to run new stores because he was so short on staff.

Layne’s was struggling to hire and had lost employees to larger employers such as Walmart and McDonald’s, Reed told The details ⇒

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