We see the signs all over the place. On the faces of restaurants, grocery stores, hardware stores, post offices, retail shops, and pharmacies, we see “Help Wanted.” And we all feel the effects of staffing difficulties, as employers, employees, customers, and patients — whether it’s through limited operating hours, longer wait times, or reduced supply, to name a few.
Moonshine Ink recently spoke to regional businesses and organizations about the current local staffing shortage causes, effects, and possible solutions. The quotes and faces on this spread are from these conversations. The interviews reveal a clear and worrying trend of staffing struggles, a chief concern for employers, and thus the entire community up here in the High Sierra during this third year of the Covid era and The Great Resignation.
Watch the short video, Workforce Woes: