Door County supper club needs more workers to open
5:07 PM, May 30, 2018
10:42 PM, May 30, 2018
DOOR COUNTY, Wis. - With warm weather finally here, businesses in Door County are getting ready for the busy season, but some are facing a few bumps in the road.
Managers at Island Fever Rum Bar and Grill in Jacksonport said that finding workers is a continuing problem.
One manager said there's more competition with businesses opening up now.
With more spots opening up, he said bars and restaurants are struggling to put together a full staff.
He said that many of the jobs are normally done by young people like college students, who are having trouble finding affordable housing.
Another business said that they've gotten a lot less applicants since putting out ads earlier in the year.
Managers said that they have to go with the flow.
"You just got to make due with what you have, cut back at times, some years you have more staff than others," Chase Bjarnarson said. "Some place are closing two or three days out of the year, which is hard for summer time. It's the time to make money."
Officials at the Door County Visitor's Bureau said that they have changed their marketing strategy to attract more young applicants.