Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Monday, Sept. 7.
Complaints of a worker shortage briefly resurfaced this summer as companies began recalling their workforces and resumed recruitment efforts only to find few applicants responding to help wanted advertisements, despite double digit unemployment. The complaints raise a question: Were displaced workers refusing to return to their old jobs because unemployment benefits were too high? Or were companies simply not offering enough money to entice those workers who were still hopeful their previous employer would call them back?
Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in Putnam County, Columbus Grove schools is preparing to switch to a hybrid model beginning Sept. 14 for students in grades 7-12. The school district started classes on August 26.
Today’s podcast is sponsored by Fat Jack’s Pizza. Fat Jack’s Pizza dining rooms are now open at two locations, on Spencerville Road and on West Street in Lima, and carryout only at the Findlay Road location. Their combination subs are back, for only $5.75. Fat Jacks, celebrating 45 years as Limaland’s favorite pizza.
In the Youth Profile, read about Madelyn Renner, 18, a senior at Bath High School, who is preparing for a career in dietetics.
In Jim Krumel’s column, he writes about how if there’s one job this Labor Day that is safe from vanishing in the future, it belongs to delivery drivers. So many people are now comfortable buying so many things on the Internet that those driver’s must have a job for life.
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