Businesses struggle as many workers are either out sick with COVID-19 or on vacation

Business August 3, 2022 News
Businesses struggle as many workers are either out sick with COVID-19 or on vacation

From CBS News | Moneywatch by Megan Cerullo

Companies across the U.S. are contending with acute staffing challenges as some workers call out sick with COVID-19 while others take planned summer vacations.

The latest wave of COVID-19 infections, driven by the spread of the BA.5 subvariant, has left some businesses so short-staffed that they've had to reduce their normal business hours or even close temporarily.

Many business owners were already challenged by staffing shortages before the new COVID subvariant arrived, just as the summer season was swinging into gear.

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