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“I’m doing everything. I wash dishes. I work at the toll booth. I bus tables—whatever it takes,” restaurant owner Butch Yamali told FOX Business’ Dagen McDowell on “Mornings with Maria” on Wednesday. “It’s a great year for the economy—people are spending money—the restaurants are bustling but finding part-time employees is terrible this year.”
Yamali said even if you raise wages, the hardest part is finding qualified workers.
“You’re finding like high-school kids that have no experience and the more business that we do requires experienced labor and these kids are just… brutal—they don’t want to work—it’s tough,” he explained.
Yamali is putting the onus on parents to push kids out of the house to find a job.
“I think people are afraid… I think they want their children to be happy no matter what it takes… there’s kids that are living home with their parents, they are 35 – 40 years old—get out of the house already—it’s crazy,” he said.