It's not our fault, but we seniors can help
February 1, 2023
Wrangell is getting older. Not just the town, but its residents.
Which means its labor pool is getting older and leaving the workforce, with fewer younger people to fill job openings.
The numbers are not good for businesses, the services they want to provide their customers or the town’s economy. The job notices posted by multiple Front Street businesses, City Hall, the hospital and most everywhere else in town are as constant as rain, and just as demoralizing.
“Closed due to staffing shortages” is frustrating for everyone, and far less appreciated than “Closed to go fishing.”