(FOX BUSINESS) – There’s a silent shutdown surge culminating across America following President Biden’s vaccine mandate on businesses coupled with staffing shortages after government shutdowns and enhanced federal unemployment benefits that only recently ended.
"Damn this pandemic and the situation we were put in. Business has been off considerably, but the hardest part being the inability to find staff to hire. Despite paying more than any restaurant I am aware of, no one wants to work," owner of Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que, Boo McKinnon, wrote on Facebook last Saturday after she locked the doors of her Winter Park, Florida, restaurant location for the last time.
McKinnon is not alone. Other restaurants and businesses are now struggling to keep the doors open, with some citing hesitancy over vaccine requirements and owners simply unable to find workers after more than a year of unemployment benefits from the federal government.
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