(THE LID) – Like millions of other small business owners across the country, Florida restaurant owner Kevin Wakefield can’t find enough workers. “We’re overrun with business, which is a great thing, but we can’t find people that want to come and work,” Wakefield told WESH news.
Wakefield owns three popular restaurants and bars in Ormond Beach. He said he is short employees by at least a third at each. Wakefield says several people have not returned to work even though there are jobs for them.
“We’ve had quite a few people tell us blatantly that they’re getting enough money in stimulus checks and unemployment that they’d rather not work,” Wakefield said.
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