Staff shortages have businesses shuffling
October 13, 2021
No lunch at The Fork at Skagit Bay. No summer patio service at the Calico Cupboard. One person filling parts orders at the Morris Street NAPA store. A dozen-plus openings on the La Conner School District website.
These are among the local impacts of a national scenario that in July saw 10.1 million job openings and 9.5 million unemployed people.
â€śThatâ€™s backwards,â€ť said Scott Price of Edward Jones in La Conner. â€śNow we are at about 4.8 million unemployed, but there are still a lot of job openings out there, especially in the restaurant and service industries.â€ť
According to the...