Unemployment

Local Business Experiences Hiring Struggles As Unemployment Rate Soars

PADUCAH — Millions of Americans are continuing to draw unemployment as the nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic. One local small business owner says his business is having a harder time hiring new employees now than when unemployment numbers were at a record low.

Professional cleaning services are being called in to businesses, schools, and places of worship as they begin to reopen during the pandemic. Kirk Studzinski, owner of Stanley Steemer in Paducah, says it has been virtually impossible to bring in new employees. This as the nationwide unemployment rate sits at 11%.

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