Labor scarcity hits one other Pittsburgh restaurant – WPXI

PITTSBURGH – With many businesses in the city going back to normal, they are facing a major challenge.

Redbeards Sports Bar & Grill is struggling to find staff and now has limited hours.

“It has been very difficult to occupy our full restaurant since we came back. We have limited hours. We are open seven days a week, ”explained owner Len Semplice.

US employers posted a record number of available jobs in March, according to a report by the US Department of Labor. However, the number of new hires rose only slightly.

“A lot of people in the industry did other jobs. And the main thing, I think, is free money. The extra $ 300 a week in unemployment I think has a lot to do with that, ”Semplice said. “We need the people. We have the hours. I got the money. I just need the people who want to work. “

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