It's been well over a year since the start of the pandemic and so many places are looking for employees as the dust continues to settle from the COVID craziness. Places just can't find people to work! There's been stories of businesses saying they can't get people to show up for their scheduled interviews, places around town have had to alter their hours or close for additional days because they don't have the staff, and Governor Gianforte turned the increased unemployment pay into a return-to-work bonus to try and get people to rejoin the workforce. Just last week there was the Employment Expo at Southgate Mall. I'm not sure what the final number was - but they were planning on having around 70 employers on hand that had positions to fill.

Finding workers is just part of the battle when it comes to business. Shipping times have been affected and places are out of stock when it comes to certain items. Like, hello.....where's all the Red Bull? We need to get this country back on track - they were even out of wings when I went to Buffalo Wild Wings the other week! Unacceptable!

While I was poking around on Facebook today I saw The Top Hat has slapped a sign on the door announcing they're closed for the day. The social post also said: "Our staff has been busier than ever lately so we're giving them a much deserved day off."

They also added that they're looking for help in the kitchen. The post says they're offering competitive pay and sweetening the pot with perks that include free concert tickets. Sound like something you're interested in? You can find out more about the different employment options with Logjam Presents HERE.

And remember to have a little patience - especially when you're out to eat and things are taking a bit longer than normal. A lot of places are understaffed and are doing the best they can.

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