Block Island businesses enduring foreign worker shortage

THE HOSPITALITY industry on Block Island is coping with a reduced foreign workforce this season. Above, a server working at Dead Eye Dicks on Block Island on July 15, 2020. / COURTESY JESSICA WRONOWSKI
NEW SHOREHAM – They come from all over the globe, descending on Block Island where they work in restaurants, bars, and retail operations, while enjoying what the island has to offer during the summer tourist season. That will be different this year. Just like other resort communities, which rely on a robust summer tourism season,…

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