WFSU News · Tallahassee · Panama City · Thomasville
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Where Are The Workers? Part 1

Now hiring sign
BreizhAtao
/
stock.adobe.com
Have you waited half an hour for a table at a restaurant that's only half full? 'Help wanted' signs are everywhere.

COVID-19 lockdowns are no more. People are dining out and traveling again. Businesses are largely back open, but many don’t have enough employees.

Florida leaders ended extra unemployment assistance from the federal government in late June, hoping to spur more people back into the workforce. That didn’t pan out, according to new research.

So, where are the workers?