How businesses are dealing with pandemic struggles

Posted at 6:29 PM, May 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-27 19:18:18-04

(WXYZ) — Businesses across the state are dealing with the ongoing struggles brought forth by the pandemic, with one of the biggest challenges being finding people who want to work.

In tonight's 7 UpFront segment we're talking with Assistant Director for the National Federation of Independent Business Amanda Fisher.

You can see the full interview in the video player above.

"It's getting pretty critical, not only in Detroit but around the state and frankly around the country," Fisher says. "I think we've seen a lot of folks with the increased unemployment money available have realized it's actually more advantageous financially to not work, and there are reasons for that, some of them legitimate, but it's really caused a problem, especially with the lower or no skill jobs. And I think you're really going to see this play out, especially during tourism with the summer coming up with the extra workers when you're looking at things like not only restaurants but greenhouses, lawn mowing, landscaping, things like that and it's just really tough to find anyone. And, in fact across the country, 60% of small businesses are saying they cannot find enough employees."