Racial Bias seen in hiring of waiters -NYTIMES.COM
There has been race issues in the New York City restaurant association. It seems that even hiring waiters and waitresses can be picky--- but by race and accents. According to the NYTIMES, it seems that there was a test of 181 job applicants being sent out and towards the end, 138 people were taken for job interviews and the test results show that:
- Nonwhite job applicants were 54.5 percent as likely as white applicants to get a job offer, and were less likely than white testers to receive a job interview in the first place.
- The work experience of white job applicants was less likely to be subject to scrutiny.
- Accents made a difference — with white candidates. White applicants with slight European accents were 23.1 percent more likely to be hired than white testers with no accent. However, accents in nonwhite applicants made no difference.
Interesting... So therefore, race does play an issue in the restaurant industries.