A 22 percent increase in pay was one major way dining services was able to attract 1000 more student workers this year

A 22 percent increase in pay was one major way dining services was able to attract 1,000 more student workers this year.

Michigan turns around student worker program

By offering increased pay and cultivating work experience, the dining services program was able to attract 1,000 more student workers this year.

After losing almost half of its student workforce, dining services at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has recently been able to attract almost twice as many students thanks to a pay increase, aggressive recruitment and a program to cultivate work experience.

“We have a labor model built around student workers at UMich,” says Steve Mangan, dining director of the program that includes extensive catering, nine dining halls and 19 retail operations ranging from a farm-to-tab

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