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Staffing Shortages at Rochester Restaurants Leads to Limited Hours

Written by on May 19, 2021

Staffing shortages at Rochester restaurants makes it difficult for them to stay open.

For instance, Native Restaurant in Downtown Rochester has to close for lunch on Monday’s and Sunday’s as well as limit hours on the weekends.

Ross Mueller, owner of Mueller Restaurant Group, Label 7 and Native stated:

“I’d rather not serve customers than serve customers poorly and that’s the position we are in right now.”

Experts believe restaurants are struggling to fill positions because of employee fear of personal health, child care responsibilities and increased unemployment benefits.

Jarrett Felton Managing Director and Founder of Invessent Wealth Management talks about the benefits of unemployment. He stated:

“The maximum that someone could get right now if you made $60, $70, $80, $100-thousand a year and all of a sudden you’re unemployed, you’re probably getting at most, $504 a week. So in the course of a month, people are making $3,216 if we are being really specific. And for most people that can end up not being taxable.”

Rochester First

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