I have been trying to hire workers for all different positions to work at my catering company. I have advertised on Craigslist, zip recruiter and in local newspapers. I have also asked so many people if they know anybody who’s looking for work to please contact me. As of writing this letter, I have not had a single applicant contact me. I am not alone in this quandary—every restaurant and purveyor that I speak to are all in the same predicament. It would appear that with the extra $300 per week that the government has added to their weekly unemployment benefits, it is more beneficial for the unemployed to stay home or go to the beach. Several middle-of-the-weekdays last week, on my way home from Westlake Village, I witnessed amounts of traffic coming over Kanan from the beach that I only ever see on such days as the Fourth of July. Perhaps I should do all of my advertising at the beach where it would appear that most, if not all, the unemployed seem to be.

Richard Chesterfield

(1) comment

Daryl DuPre

You can't hire people who no longer live in your area. Considering the rent has risen 25 percent. They have had to find greener pastures. Hire the homeless. And support affordable housing in your area. How much has your home appreciated?

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.