Labor shortage hits in Cheney
Last updated 9/30/2021 at 11:02am
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,”...