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Small business owners struggle to find qualified workers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ) — A recent national survey showed 42% of small business owners couldn’t fill available positions last month.

The challenge they are facing in getting people to take those jobs involve a variety of reasons according to economic experts and those looking to hire help.

The enhanced unemployment benefits that continue to be afforded, combined with protections against losing a home for lack of payment, has in many cases made it more lucrative to stay home and collect than to work.

“In the case of many entry level jobs and others, those people can make more money with enhanced unemployment than when they are working,” said Dottie Gallagher, CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

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