A couple years ago in Wisconsin, you could go anywhere and there would be a Friday night fish fry. People came from near and far to enjoy the deep-fried goodness that is a beloved part of Wisconsin’s iconic tradition.

     However, there are less and less fish fries but why? The plummet is caused by the decline in workers.

     If businesses are unable to find people to do jobs then they are unable to operate in the manner they are intended to.

     As of September 2019 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate was at 3.5%, while the rate of job openings was at 4.4%. This means that the number of job openings was nearly a whole percent higher than the unemployment rate.

     That being said this causes a huge struggle for business owners to find employees to fill jobs especially for small businesses. ...

— Taylor Hielke
N9539 Springbook Road

     To read the entire letter, see the Nov. 21, 2019 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.