The employee shortage is not a new topic in the Lake Travis area.
We wrote about it a year ago, crunching the numbers to illustrate exactly how serious the problem is.
We recently said goodbye to our friends at Kid-E-Shack, who closed their doors citing hiring woes as one of the main causes. And they aren’t alone.
The “Help Wanted” and “Now Hiring” signs aren’t just peppering the Lake Travis area, they’re blanketing it.
In a shopping center with 15 retails shops, you can easily see 12 signs posted. What’s scary is the shortage of skilled workers is a problem in Westlake, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Steiner Ranch, and Four Points. It’s beyond problematic.
We know community leaders are doing their best to find answers, like van-pooling, but efforts are slow-going.
In the time it takes to implement solutions, how many more businesses will be forced to close their doors?
Which makes us wonder, what do business owners really need?