Foreign-born Workers Are Changing the U.S Food Industry

Foreign-born workers made up 17.4 percent of the labor force in the U.S in 2019. In 2019 there were 28.4 million foreign-born people in the U.S. labor force, comprising 17.4 percent of the total. The Pacific states had the highest share of foreign-born in their labor force in 2019 (27.8 percent), followed by the Middle Atlantic states (21.4 percent). Foreign-born workers represented 5.5 percent of the labor force in the East South Central states.

The food industry is worth $81 trillion globally. In the U.S the foreign-born workers that come to the country are changing the reality of the market. Working on the farms and logistics the immigrant workers are more specialized and getting degrees in many areas to support the food industry. One of the most important areas they are specializing in is the Food and Economic Resources. Every stakeholder, starting with farmers, shippers, and retailers, ending with restaurants and shops, must have relevant data on the product and its condition says the Food Economic Resources specialist, Agustin Adrian Demartini.

According to Agustin, that is also foreign-born, the immigrants are trying their best to understand how to help the U.S economy and industries, especially after the pandemic crash. They`re helping the food industry to overcome the pandemic scenario. According to the U.S labor Statistics, 33.9 percent of foreign workers are being employed in management, professional, and related occupations. And in sales and office occupations they are 15.5 percent.

According to the Census Bureau, there are 161 million workers in the American workforce. Nearly a quarter of our workforce, 23.1 percent, is employed in “educational services, health care, and social assistance.” About 11.5 percent of workers are employed in the retail trade while another 11.2 percent work in professional, scientific, management, administration, and waste management services. The manufacturing sector employs 10.3 percent of U.S. workers.

More than half of immigrant workers in the U.S. (56 percent) work in just four major industries. “We are doing our best to improve the techniques and give all the support the U.S Economy needs to grow as fast as it can. Studying here in the U.S also helps us to get more qualified and totally prepared to face the challenges the market expects. This is a great chance for the U.S to have more good professionals working for the economy and the country,” reveals Agustin Adrian Demartini.

The food industry is one of the employment cornerstones in the U.S. However, it has its own problems, not the least the high turnover rate and a dearth of team bonding. There are 15.1 million restaurant industry employees in the United States. 10% of the overall US workforce is in the restaurant industry. 70% of restaurant employees want hands-on training with their managers. 40% of restaurant employees say there is a lack of team-building events and activities. 1 in 3 Americans worked in a restaurant for their first job- 6 in 10 adults worked in a restaurant at some point. Restaurants in the US have a 75% turnover rate, an all-time high. 53% of restaurants in the US offer food safety and alcohol certification training.

Agustin Adrian Demartini explains that the help of a Food Resources Economic Specialist is more important than ever. “We are able to help to apply and manage the data resources getting the best for the company”, says. Restaurants are no exception. “Oftentimes, the owners of these businesses don’t pay attention to the wealth of data about customers they possess. Therefore, they miss opportunities to reduce costs and improve their guest experience. With the right Big Data implementation, restaurant stakeholders can get real-time data analysis and make timely improvements”, explains Agustin Adrian Demartini.

 This year the restaurant industry is estimated at $899 billion in the USA. “With a huge quantity of competitors, the restaurant business is quite risky and could be even painful without in-depth timely insights on the market. More so, since the pandemics spread, manipulating the data may help you to save on expenses and even save your business”, explains the specialist Agustin Adrian Demartini.

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