Mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) providers are catering to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as the use of contactless payments heats up around the world. Last week, the jobs report beat analyst expectations and demonstrated a solid rebound from an unusually weak February. In hospitality, instant staffing platform Jitjatjo is tackling chronic churn in the industry. And CVS Pharmacy is offering a faster and expanded delivery option for medications and other products. All this, Today In Data.
196,000: Number of positions added to the U.S. economy in March.
6,000: Number of CVS Pharmacy stores that now offer quicker and expanded delivery.
93 percent: Share of Chinese tourists who would spend more in a store that accepted mobile payments.
73 percent: Rate of annual restaurant worker turnover.
33 percent: Share of Croatian businesses that accept contactless payments via mobile phone.