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Labor shortage creates a ‘great time to be an employee’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: July 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Bellhop Hunter Reid loads a luggage cart at The Peabody hotel on Monday, July 12. Post-pandemic demand from guests is climbing. But the hotel must limit the reservations it accepts and the number of events and banquets it hosts because of the labor shortage.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Bellhop Hunter Reid loads a luggage cart at The Peabody hotel on Monday, July 12. Post-pandemic demand from guests is climbing. But the hotel must limit the reservations it accepts and the number of events and banquets it hosts because of the labor shortage. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Employers are giving hiring bonuses, creating retention incentives, making work schedules more flexible, raising pay, providing transportation to workers and providing other incentives to fill positions during this tight labor market.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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