Getting manpower-lean

Foreign worker quota cuts: Uphill task for F&B and retail sectors

Mr Zhu Shenggang, a chef at Mak's Place - The Hawkerant at Changi. On weekends, the eatery's owner has to roll up his sleeves and be cook and cleaner due to a lack of staff.
Mr Zhu Shenggang, a chef at Mak's Place - The Hawkerant at Changi. On weekends, the eatery's owner has to roll up his sleeves and be cook and cleaner due to a lack of staff.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

He may be the owner of his halal eatery, but such is the service sector manpower crunch that on weekends, Mr Feroz Mak has to roll up his sleeves and be cook and cleaner due to a lack of staff.

He has 19 staff including those who do cooking, cleaning, serving and food collection as well as research and development.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 24, 2019, with the headline 'Uphill task for F&B and retail sectors'. Print Edition | Subscribe