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Report: Wages on the Rise for Holidays

There’s likely to be good news for temporary hourly workers this holiday season. Employers, including retailers, hotels, and restaurants, say they expect to be filling more jobs and offering significantly higher wages than they did last year in order to attract seasonal workers in the fourth quarter.

Tom’s Urban Names Shannon McNiel President and COO

Tom's Urban, a fast growing eatertainment concept and modern casual dining restaurant, today announced the appointment of Shannon McNiel as president and Chief Operating Officer. Leveraging over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry, McNiel will focus on overseeing, developing, and setting the direction for Tom’s Urban’s operational activities.

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Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Cooper’s Hawk Taps Potbelly Exec as CFO

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is bringing on Michael Coyne as chief financial officer, effective October 1. Coyne arrives with more than three decades of leadership experience, including a six-month stint as interim CEO at Potbelly Corp.

GameWorks Taps New CEO as Ownership Changes

GameWorks, Inc., a full entertainment and dining experience for families, teens, and millennials with seven locations nationwide, announced that ExWorks Capital has assumed full ownership of the company and appointed new leadership.

The Paramount Group Names Amy Unell First Chief Operating Officer

The Paramount Group, Chicago’s premier hospitality and lifestyle group, announced Amy Unell as the first-ever Chief Operating Officer for the company. In partnership with CEO Jodi Fyfe, Unell will oversee the operational side of each brand within the Paramount family including Paramount Events, Eden, The Lakewood, Lake Street Staffing, HighGround, Spaces at 1756, West Lake Market and Paramount Fresh.

FAT Brands Names Rebecca D. Hershinger CFO

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. announced the hiring of Rebecca D. Hershinger as Chief Financial Officer of FAT Brands. As the newest addition to the executive team, Hershinger will work alongside longstanding president and Chief Executive Officer Andy Wiederhorn to support financial and strategic goals for the Company.

La Brea Dining Group Names Clay Sanger COO

La Brea Dining Group, known for the JINYA Ramen Bar brand and Robata JINYA, recently appointed Clay Sanger as COO. Sanger brings over 30 years of experience to the Los Angeles-based restaurant group.

Hard Rock International Ranked Among Best Employers for Women

Forbes first ranking of America’s best employers for women lists Hard Rock International as a leading employer of women in the Travel & Leisure category.Forbes and Statista, a market research company, surveyed 40,000 employees of companies with more than 1,000 workers to compile the 2018 list of the 300 Best Employers for Women in America.