Hurt by rising costs and softer sales, operators in many areas are shying away from hiring teenage workers and seeking out older, more experienced employees who cost less to train, can work longer hours and are more likely to stay on the job when school resumes in September. Restaurateurs in New Jersey are among those being more judicious in their hiring to reduce costs for training inexperienced workers who often are unable to work as many hours as older employees, said Deborah ...

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