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Nearly half of small business owners still struggling to hire: survey

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A new survey from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) has revealed that three years after shutdowns initially began, nearly half of small business owners are still struggling to find employees.

According to the latest NFIB Small Business Optimism Index, 47 percent of owners reported job openings that were hard to fill, remaining at a historically high level. Prior to the onset of the pandemic, that number was around 28 percent.

“We've a long way since the pandemic brought things to a halt in March 2020,” NFIB Director Dawn McVea said. “It looks like the worst of the pandemic is behind us, but a lot of problems still remain.”

McVea added that she believes the large influx of federal COVID-19 money is still playing a role in the unemployment rates.

“You do have to really ask yourself, ‘What is it that's keeping people from home?'” McVea continued. “You have to believe that the that was out there that still remains out there to …

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By: J.T. Mitchell
Title: Nearly half of small business owners still struggling to hire: survey
Sourced From: www..fm/nearly-half-of-small-business-owners-still-struggling-to-hire-survey/
Published Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2023 21:13:21 +0000

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Staying warm with occasional rain chances – Home – WCBI TV

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www.wcbi.com – Isaac Williams – 2024-04-16 04:34:54

SUMMARY: Temperatures will remain above average until the in Columbus, Mississippi. Tuesday will bring variable clouds with intervals of sun and warm temperatures reaching the middle 80s. Tuesday night may see a few showers or brief storms in the north/northwestern , with lows in the middle 60s. The rest of the will remain warm and humid, with hit and miss rain or storm coverage. The weekend may see slightly higher rain chances with daytime highs dropping into the low 70s or upper 60s by Sunday. Confidence in the overall rain coverage and timing remains low.

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Caledonia hangs on to beat Eupora 5-3

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www.wcbi.com – Kam Dyer – 2024-04-15 22:33:36

SUMMARY: Caledonia softball defeated Eupora 5-3 in a where pitching dominated early on. Eupora scored one in the third inning, but Caledonia responded with a tying run in the fifth and four runs in the sixth. Eupora tried to mount a with two runs in the seventh, but fell short. Katelyn Hill was a key player for Caledonia, a crucial single to tie the game. Overall, Caledonia's offense proved to be the difference maker in securing the victory.

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Scattered rain and warm temperatures

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www.wcbi.com – Ashleigh Bryant – 2024-04-15 20:26:51

SUMMARY: The weather in Northeast Mississippi for the will see temperatures in the low to middle 80s with light and scattered rain chances and the possibility of a few thunderstorms. Monday night will be mostly dry with temperatures dropping into the lower 60s. Tuesday and Wednesday may see occasional showers with the potential for some storms. Confidence is low for rain chances for the rest of the week and the , with some cooler moving in on Sunday to drop temperatures into the upper 60s. Overall, expect mid-April warmth and some rain chances throughout the week.

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