Not just the corner McDonald's looking for willing workers

Monday, April 26, 2021
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

"We are hiring" signMany able-bodied Americans are jobless as you read this but it’s not from a lack of opportunities.

On social media, one widely-shared meme shows a Sonic Drive-In sign informing the public it is "issuing stimulus checks twice a month,” which is a good summary of the struggle many businesses are facing as would-be employees count their money from government-issued stimulus checks.

"It's a hard time for a small business like us," Angela Yeo, who owns a café-bakery in Savannah, Georgia, told Fox News last week.

Speaking to the “Fox and Friends” program, Yeo said she has been force to closed the doors once a week due to a staffing shortage while her bakery operates with a “skeleton crew” of employees.  

Other restaurants that closed for the pandemic are reopening, too, she said, so there is a competition for workers willing to come to work.

punching into workAccording to the Fox News story, which cited the latest figures from the National Restaurant Association, eating and drinking establishments added 175,800 jobs in March but employment is still 1.8 million jobs below pre-pandemic levels.  

Joe Horvath of the Foundation for Government Accountability tells One News Now the public is witnessing national fast food restaurants search for employees but it is the “mom and pop” businesses that risk closure if they can’t find people willing to come to work.

"Small business is where you get new ideas, new innovations," he says. "Small businesses are the places where they can best suit the community needs, and there are frankly people who like things like customer service and developing a relationship.”

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