United States post record job numbers, as employers struggle to fill openings

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — U.S. Employers posted a record number of open jobs in the spring, but business owners in Western New York are having a hard time filling all those positions.

“20 interview in the last two weeks,” said Chris McCann, owner of Mooney’s on Military Road. “Two showed up to the interview. I offered the two the job, they took it…and then they didn’t even show up for their first shift.”

It’s a situation that many other business owners have found themselves in too. The CEO and President of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Dottie Gallagher, says it’s not surprising.

“If you look and you talk to these small businesses in our community about why they are not getting people to come to work for them, that is the number one reason they’re citing…is that they don’t have incentive.”

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