By Jonathan Phelps, New Hampshire Union Leader
New Hampshire’s labor shortage has created more than just an internal struggle for employers.
Customers are feeling the pinch, too.
Even as COVID-19 restrictions lift, vaccination rates increase and business rebounds, restaurants and entertainment venues have reduced hours because they can’t fill shifts.
The labor force is tighter than before the pandemic. Besides reduced hours, drawbacks to the sudden return to business include increased wait times at restaurants and higher prices.
To draw more candidates, companies are offering bonuses as never before, conducting on-the-spot interviews and relaxing policies on tattoos and piercings.
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