Are big hiring incentives paying off for business owners?

CLANTON, Ala. (WBRC) – You may remember us telling you about the incentives some businesses are offering potential employees, like the restaurant in Clanton that’s offering a car to new hires. So, are these job perks helping attract more people?

The owner of the Neighborhood Grill posted about offering a car to new employees back in early June.

Fast forward to Thursday, he says the incentive has somewhat helped bring people in to fill openings.

“3 weeks since we talked – we’ve had more applications come in and we’ve been able to hire a handful of people.”

Jason Lea says he still needs about 30 employees to work between his Clanton and Millbrook restaurant locations and he remains hopeful.

“Since our last interview, staffing shortages continue to limit operations in Millbrook to just dinner service, but the Clanton location is returning to full operations soon.

“We’re going to add Monday’s back starting July 12th because we’ve had enough…

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