More jobs, fewer workers may pressure local wages

More jobs, fewer workers may pressure local wages

Some employers struggle to fill positions
Marcos Sandoval prepares a meal at Zia Taqueria on north Main Avenue. The business is considered a living-wage employer. But the business struggled to fill positions over the summer as a shrinking labor force made hiring more competitive.
Juan Jose of Zia Taqueria on north Main Avenue, stirs beef for lunch as fellow employee Marco Sandoval looks on. Zia Taqueria starts employees at the minimum wage, but it offers a benefits package, a free daily meal, a quarterly benefit and a bicycle if an employee needs one.

More jobs, fewer workers may pressure local wages

Marcos Sandoval prepares a meal at Zia Taqueria on north Main Avenue. The business is considered a living-wage employer. But the business struggled to fill positions over the summer as a shrinking labor force made hiring more competitive.
Juan Jose of Zia Taqueria on north Main Avenue, stirs beef for lunch as fellow employee Marco Sandoval looks on. Zia Taqueria starts employees at the minimum wage, but it offers a benefits package, a free daily meal, a quarterly benefit and a bicycle if an employee needs one.
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