Good Help is Hard to Find

Saratoga business owners cite small labor pool, lack of housing as roadblocks in finding employees

This summer, it's been common to see businesses throughout town closed multiple days of the week. Though staffing has always been an issue for Saratoga businesses, recent developments have exacerbated the difficulty in finding employees.

"In our 13 years of having businesses in Saratoga we've always had issues with staffing," said Cassie Orduno. She and her husband own Bella's Bistro, Saratoga Sandwich Company and SunnyCup.

According to Orduno, the past couple years have made it more difficult. The increased tourism in the area is a potential reason greater strain has been placed on businesses...


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