Widespread labour shortages force businesses to curtail operations, reduce hours

According to ctvnews.ca; An intensifying labour shortage is rippling through the economy, forcing businesses to curtail operations, reduce hours and in some cases, euthanize livestock.

The situation is a result of a chronic worker shortage worsened by the crush of new COVID-19 cases forcing many into isolation.

School closures have also left some workers scrambling for child care and unable to go into work.

The result is rising absenteeism, prompting airlines to cancel flights, drugstores to close early and restaurants to move to takeout only. Continue Reading

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