Worker shortage creating issues for Metro Detroit businesses

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DETROIT – You have probably seen the signs all over Metro Detroit on businesses struggling to find workers.

The new and more immediate concern is how many companies might be forced to permanently close their doors.

The math is simple, businesses need customers and when they don’t have workers customers are turned away.

After a while, customers stop coming to those closed businesses. The domino effect is the current lack of labor is simply unsustainable.

Very soon those things we are used to like pulling up to grab a milkshake anytime we want or walking into our favorite store and buying on demand will disappear if the stores can’t service the customers.

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We have seen the signs, workers wanted, workers needed. More and more certain business models fast food, hospitality, retail and other industries are struggling just to stay open during basic business hours.

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