Lake George business leaders struggle to find workers

Mark Mulholland
Updated: April 22, 2021 09:25 PM
Created: April 22, 2021 09:19 PM

LAKE GEORGE - The businesses we love to visit in Lake George are having a particularly hard time filling positions this year.
Business leaders in the Lake George-area say it's harder than ever to find workers and they say unemployment benefits are working against them.

You'll find more help wanted signs this year in businesses that rely on seasonal workers.

The Lake George-Warren County area expects to need about 3,000 workers this summer. However, they're increasingly hard to come by.

At The Great Escape, they're doing online hiring and even drive-thru job fairs where people can get a job without getting out of their car.
They're also upping the pay to $15 an hour for ride operators, security guards, and lifeguards.

Business leaders say it's never been more difficult to fill positions, and they say state and federal unemployment benefits aren't helping.

They point out that people who are able to work can often make more not working.

Still, stores, restaurants, and attractions are doing whatever they can to attract employees.

Learn about an upcoming job fair at The Great Escape this Saturday, April 24, by watching the video of Mark Mulholland's story.


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