Restaurant Owner Blames Biden’s Stimulus for Hiring Woes

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A Chicago restaurant owner is having trouble finding people to work for him. The cause, according to him, is Biden’s stimulus.

According to Town Hall:

A promising March jobs report showed that many of the 916,000 hired in the month were in the leisure and hospitality sector, thanks to the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations and many states finally reopening. But those in the restaurant industry are now up against another challenge. How can they compete with government benefits?

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For one Chicago area restaurant, it’s proving to be difficult.

Steve Hartenstein says opening a new restaurant as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on is “exciting, scary and brutal.”

He is the Managing Partner of Lucca Osteria and Bar, which is aiming to welcome customers in Oakbrook in May. A huge part of that preparation is hiring. Still, with so many laid off during the worst of the pandemic, applications for the 100 jobs he’s filing are only trickling in.

“Now that so many people are getting vaccinated and feeling more safe, we thought, fantastic, but it’s not that way at all,” he said. (CBS Chicago)

Some have decided to leave the industry altogether, but Hartenstein told CBS Chicago he believes there’s more to it than that.

“The unemployment checks and the stimulus checks are keeping people at home,” he said.

Some have argued that the difficulty in the hiring climate could be due to ongoing fears about the coronavirus.

Image Credit: Marc Nozell via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Jim
Jim
12 days ago

Joe Biden is a Liar,and the head of a Crime Family – – And he will never be my president – – – PERIOD

gene smith
gene smith
12 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Yes Jim….and he continues to be a very disgusting little man. Guilty as the Devil of many deaths and with not the least bit of caring about any of it.

AmFer
11 days ago
Reply to  gene smith

Yet he claims to be a ‘devout’ Catholic. God will not forget, Joe.

Mikey
Mikey
11 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Amen, brother. The Fraudster-in-Chief will never be mine either.

Howard
12 days ago

I blame and hold responsible everything that has and will happen under Biden Harris and Pelosi they have done nothing harm our country

Elaine
Elaine
12 days ago

Yes Biden is to blame. Stop these giveaway checks an added unemployment. Then people will have to go back to work.

Kbar
Kbar
12 days ago

The World is laughing at the biden/ harris & His Administration !!!

Patty
Patty
12 days ago

Biden literally falls all over himself!

Shelley
Shelley
12 days ago

Why should people work when they can get more money by staying at home! There should not have been a 2nd stimulus. Stores are short on many items. Try getting someone out to do work on your home and you have a 4-6 week wait! Order anything you need for your home – same 4-6 week wait, if you can find it at all. I hear from others that they are extremely busy doing work because people got their stimulus checks and are spending it on hobbies – not necessities. It was all unnecessary and will aid in the destruction of our economy and country – which is what the democrats want.

O Olon
12 days ago

Destroying our country and turning it into Venezula is the total work of Biden, Pelosi, and all the DEMOCRATS AND THEY OWN IT. I only hope we can get our country back once we get rid of all these idiots.

Larry Carpenter
Larry Carpenter
12 days ago
Reply to  O Olon

I totally agree.

I also believe that Biden is a fall guy, and that Obama is the person (or, at least one of the persons) who is manipulating Biden. If proven, that would constitute treason.

Frank2525
Frank2525
9 days ago

You are still using MSM messages and teaching. Look who has been there much longer than that, and have gained from [email protected] Demonstrations. Susan Rice was advisor to administration when Marine Barracks was bombed in Lebanon, all those years ago. Biden has not been the same after Feb and May 1988, when he had two brain surgeries in few weeks. He really did not have that much to offer in 1972, when he arrived in Washington, whimpering of his wife and daughter being killed in auto accident, and both sons seriously injured. I don’t really know what voters in Delaware looked for, before that, but son of used car salesman, is not normal seed for Presidency. Or not before then. I had completed 22 years in service, not expecting to stay in service longer then end of Korean conflict (if I lived). However, I still had 4 years to serve, involved with managing all military communications in Pacific, tying DCA-PAC, together with other DCA Facilities, for WWCCS, (Wide World Command & Control Systems) communications. And as M/Sgt, installed TACSATCOM for Presidential Support. Moved USA in 20th Century from speed of Horse, to speed of Space Craft, in 20th Century. At 91 years of age, (26 years service) Not sure what 21st Generation will accomplish now, with moving back to 1964 thinking by USA leadership. Donald Trump accomplished more in 4 years, then others had gained in last 70 years, and this leader has destroyed that, or set it back. However 73 million of us are still out here, and we have not changed our minds. 2022 election may not find so much money by the rich folks, pushing for continuing Leftist views. McConnell has already warned the CEOs to stay out of politics in next election , and beyond.

Rodger Shull
Rodger Shull
12 days ago

joe the ccp spy is doing barry the FAKE potus, orders , joe biden is only a potus in a name only, the powers to destroy the USA, is in soros-obama-clinton hands.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
11 days ago

Why go to work when the guberment is paying you not to show up?
Thanks to all the idiots who voted for the destruction of our country.
This whole plan is to eventually put into effect mandated government salaries.

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