Wisconsin Business Owners Cite Child Care As Major Obstacle To Hiring
More than a year after restaurants and cafes were forced to shut their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic, laying off millions of workers, Wisconsin’s small business owners are quick to say that they’re having a hard time re-hiring.
Caleb Nicholes, who is a co-owner of Wonderstate Coffee in Madison, Wisconsin, which opened a downtown location during the pandemic, said the company has been putting out job applications and isn’t getting responses.
“Zero,” he emphasized, standing in his bustling cafe across the street from the state’s Capitol Building. Every available...