Businesses scramble for help as job openings go unfilled

MANY SMALL BUSINESSES find hiring more difficult because many would-be staffers fear contracting COVID-19 on the job or would prefer to live off unemployment benefits. Above, Braised in the South, a Johns Island, S.C., restaurant and food truck business that is having trouble finding workers during the pandemic. / HANNAH ALBERT VIA AP
NEW YORK (AP) – It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting “Help Wanted” signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Instead, businesses are having trouble filling the jobs, which in turn hurts their ability to keep up with demand for their products or services. Owners say that some would-be workers are worried about…

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