Tourism industry needs more workers
LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i’s tourism industry can’t find people to work.
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It’s hard to believe how our politicians can’t even figure out why there are no workers. Of course the answer is that why would someone want to work when there’s free government aid and assistance.
Many of the visitor industry workers are part time workers. The extended unemployment benefits along with the first $600 weekly bonus, now $300, makes anyone who can do math try to keep from working. Some part time workers are still collecting almost 4 times as much money as they would be if they went back to their jobs. Why would we even expect these people to not hide out and collect.
I have to hope the politicians have finally figured this out, free money does not build an economy (and tax base). 10% unemployment and will they extent the September 30th expiration of UI benefits?
1500.00 for 6 days for rental car!
Is not a good deal
This situation is your fault for cutting us off for so long, you ruined so many peoples lives with you arrogent political approach, by not being willing to listen to the community. Calls to your office with questions were discouraged with a I don’t know mentality instead of actually caring and addressing peoples questions and concerns. The think tank that made such poor decisions, cutting certain industries out of the picture for no clear reason and without any real explanation consisted of people who were not losing their income or jobs. What did you lose out on, free food and gifts from people who want something from you politically? You certainly were not under the threat of losing your income or house , health insurance ect… Just so out of touch with what people were going thru and unwilling to listen to them. I notice you are always their for the photo op when free food is being handed out but a ghost when kicking people out of the beach parks with no solutions. Your a true classically trained politrixter.
That’s exactly what we need, more people in low wage service jobs that can not afford to rent or buy here and must work 3 jobs to survive. The answer? LESS TOURISM. This situation, along with the rental car shortage, is just another way that the pandemic is controlling tourism since the government refuses to do that.
Ring the applications to Salt Pond, heard there were a lot of folks needing a job.
One suggestion – pay a living wage.
Tourism industry needs less tourists.