The president announced Friday that 431,000 jobs were added in March and unemployment numbers are just above a 50-year low. While that is good news for job seekers, many businesses are struggling to keep their doors open, not because of COVID-19 but because of a lack of staff.
Many business owners have no choice but to use temporary hours, many times having to step in themselves to go from boss to worker, like Manali Patel, who wears many hats throughout the day.
She helps make the salads at a Tossgreen location in Downtown Jacksonville. She also helps take calls and run the cash register.
But her actual title:
“I’m the owner and president of the company,” Patel said.
Patel owns three Tossgreen locations, and all of them have temporary hours.
“We are getting busier than before. Like we are now getting to where we want to be, but you don’t have enough people to sell them,” Patel said.
President Joe Biden touted his…