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By Marc Lutz 

Employers have trouble hiring; new programs respond to help


September 9, 2021

Marc Lutz/ Wrangell Sentinel

Help Wanted signs, such as this one at City Market, are a common sight around town this year.

It's a familiar storefront sight throughout Wrangell: "Help Wanted" signs placed in business windows.

For various reasons, employers are having trouble filling positions.

"We couldn't find someone to hire, even if we wanted to," said Jennifer Ludwigsen at the Totem Bar & Liquor Store, which is looking for extra workers. The business is currently down to three staff members, but finding new employees has been challenging. It isn't unique.

"A lot, especially the larger businesses, the grocery stores, the hardware stores ... the Stikine [Inn] they're strapped. They're really needing employ...

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