Businesses find creative ways to overcome service worker shortage

Even if you have been able to retain a job during the pandemic, COVID-19 has not been kind.

Because of the current service worker shortage in our country, many employees say they have felt pressured to take on extra shifts or not use vacation days out of fear of losing their job.

“At the hotel that I worked at last summer, they kind of would put me in these positions I was uncomfortable with,” said Allyssa Romero, a 20 year-old student who works when she is not attending college courses. “They’d be like, ‘Hey, can you stay a little later?’ or ‘I had to work two positions at one time.’”

“I felt that [pressure] a lot,” added Vince Castillo, who was working at a supermarket and concert venue. “I feel like these days the drive up there [to work] was expending a lot more resources every day.”

Because of the strain, the business Whole Sol, an organic eatery located in several locations across Colorado, made it its mission to offer more…

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