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Worker shifts fall in August as delta variant hits small businesses

Michael Lee | Moment | Getty ImagesFewer small businesses were open and hourly employees working in August from July, indicating that the Covid-19 delta variant may be dampening the U.S. economic recovery, according to data from Homebase, which supplies employee scheduling software to...

Inflation, labor and delta variant hit restaurant owners, Goldman Sachs data finds

Restaurants around the county were looking ahead to the economy's reopening over the last few months, as Covid vaccines became more widespread and pent-up consumer demand was palpable.But headwinds from supply chain disruptions to a labor shortage and rising costs are hitting the...

Northrop Grumman CEO Warden on labor shortages, Omicron variant

WASHINGTON – Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden said the ongoing labor shortage plaguing the nation was a primary focus for America's defense business."When I think about the challenges that we all might face going into next year, the labor shortages that we're seeing...