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Restaurants, Other Maryland Businesses Scrambling to Fill Open Positions

May 4th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

It is becoming a regular site in and around Cumberland- an increasing number of “help-wanted” and “now hiring” signs are being posted, but businesses across the state — particularly restaurants — are having a hard time filling vacancies. WBAL reports the problem has gotten so bad that several hospitality groups wrote a letter to the state labor secretary asking for a change in unemployment benefits policy. The signs of an economic turnaround are posted everywhere, but many of the job opportunities are going unfilled. Business owners are blaming changes in the state's unemployment system, saying people are being paid not to work…