Games Spokesperson: Governor Ivey “supports Alabama residents who have the final say” – Yellowhammer News
A record number of small business owners are reporting vacancies, a fact that is preventing the industry from growing, according to a recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).
The NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index fell in May after rising steadily every month this year, the organization noted in a statement on Tuesday.
In response to the survey, 48% of business owners reported an inability to fill current vacancies.
In Alabama, NFIB State Director Rosemary Elebash praised Gov. Kay Ivey’s strategy to remove the Federal Unemployment Supplement in an effort to strengthen the workforce. Elebash explained that the labor shortage has made it difficult for small businesses to meet the needs of their customers.
“Our members say there are more vacancies than qualified applicants, but we believe Governor Ivey’s decision to end the Federal Unemployment Supplement in early June 19 will encourage more people to re-enter the workforce. “Elebash said.