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Shortage of Workers Frustrates Cove Businesses Struggling to Get Back to Normal


Rick Boston

Becca Detwiler, who manages the Dollar General in Williamsburg, said they have had the "Now Hiring" sign in front of the store for about 10 weeks, but have only had two applicants.

As the country begins emerging from pandemic enforced isolation and businesses try to get back to pre-COVID-19 routines, an unexpected barrier is blocking the way back to normalcy as businesses across the country are finding it difficult to attract employees.

With not enough employees, businesses have been forced to reduce operating hours, and in some cases, close for a day or two during the week.

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In the Cove, lack of employees has had a negative impact on local businesses trying to recover from the pandemic.

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