Complex worker shortage problem strains businesses, employees in central Maine

James Myall, policy analyst for the Maine Center for Economic Policy, said the availability of workers depends on the industry. He does not think the extra unemployment money is the issue, rather the pandemic and also issues with childcare.

“There’s the pandemic and health concerns that are still a problem for a lot of folks,” Myall said. “And a lot of these frontline places are a little riskier for people to work.”

Click here to read the full story, first published May 22, 2021, in Yahoo News.