Businesses get creative as hiring competition ramps up during worker shortage

CHARLOTTE — Jobs are available, but no one is applying, and companies are getting creative as competition becomes fiercer.

Some are resorting to anything from increasing wages and benefits to poaching employees from competitors.

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“It’s becoming more cutthroat, more competitive as far as finding employees,” said Jay Davis, co-owner of Lulu’s Maryland-Style Chicken and Seafood.

>> In the video at the top of this page, reporter DaShawn Brown looks at the creativeness business owners are showing to attract workers.

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