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The Columbus community has been able to safely reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring proper health and safety protocols are in place, including a citywide mask mandate. Currently, a statewide curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Saturday, Jan. 23 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Franklin County stay-at-home advisory, also in effect until Jan. 23, asks citizens not to leave their residences or travel outside of Ohio unless it is absolutely necessary. Learn more about the travel advisory and how you can help.
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Chart: Restaurant Career Advancement Ladder

There are more than 1 million restaurant locations across the country, employing 15.3 million employees according to the National Restaurant Association. This accounts for 10% of the overall U.S. workforce. Plus, an expected 1.6 million new restaurant jobs will be created by 2029. According to the Ohio Restaurant Association, as of 2017, there are 83,373 employees at 4,045 eating and drinking establishments in Columbus alone.

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