This summer on Cape Cod, longer lines and help wanted signs

Jul 30, 2021
Almost every restaurant and business is understaffed this summer. At the same time, there are more tourists on the Cape than ever.
At Mac’s on the Pier in Wellfleet, waiting in line has always been part of the experience. But according to the owner, waits have peaked from an hour and a half to five hours this summer.
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U.S. releases more temporary visas to meet seasonal worker demand

May 25, 2021
Employers can now apply for 22,000 additional H-2B visas. Businesses who hire seasonal workers say they're more crucial than ever.
The hospitality sector, from dining to amusement parks, is a key draw for seasonal workers.
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Retail workers balance financial need with pandemic risk

Nov 17, 2020
A recent survey from Korn Ferry found that 47% of retailers are having a hard time finding seasonal workers this year.
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Could fruit-picking robots solve the labor shortage on British farms?

Dec 10, 2019
Brexit has led to a dearth of seasonal migrant workers in the United Kingdom. Robo pickers could plug the gap.
Rubion, a strawberry-picking robot from Belgium.
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It's September and holiday workers are already in high demand

Sep 10, 2019
Big retailers are out with plans to staff up ahead of the holidays. Perks include discounts, holiday pay, and in some cases, higher wages.
A clerk rings up sales for a customer at a Target store in Chicago, Illinois, during the holiday shopping season.
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As crab season approaches, Maryland processing plants seek guest worker reform

Mar 19, 2019
The multimillion-dollar industry relies heavily on H-2B visa workers from Mexico and Central America.
A woman picks crabs at the W.T. Ruark Seafood Co., on May 17, 2018 in Hoopers Island, Maryland.
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