Labor shortage hits in Cheney

CHENEY – The national labor shortage afflicting the country hasn’t left the Cheney community untouched.

“Help Wanted” signs can be found in dozens of windows along First Street, across a variety of professions.

Explanations for the deficit are varied and ambiguous. Some cite government aid dis-incentivizing workers; others point to COVID-19 concerns.

And some highlight a societal change guiding workers away from manual positions.

Regardless of the cause, local business are struggling.

“I’ve been doing this for 43 years and I can’t figure out why people aren’t working,” said Curt Griffin, the o...


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