Posted by The Wall St. Journal on Tuesday, September 17, 2018 03:22:19 A small group of small businesses are working to expand into the market for local coffee shops in a city with an unemployment rate well above 10%.
The coffee shops are seeking to fill a job gap of about 40,000, according to a list of local businesses that was made available to The Wall.
They include a local bakery, a local hair salon, a coffee shop and a tattoo studio.
The companies say that they want to bring jobs to the area by opening up shop at local coffee houses.
“We have a small group, but we have a long road ahead,” said Daniel Bovee, the owner of Bovey Coffee.
The jobs are in the form of part-time and full-time jobs, he said.
The businesses are also looking to hire temporary workers to make the rounds at the local coffee house.
The idea is to fill the gap for the local businesses.
“If we don’t have those jobs, we can’t support our businesses,” he said, adding that the coffee shops need to be in good shape.
The number of jobs available is small compared to the overall economy, but they are expected to be able to help support local businesses and the local economy, he added.
The coffee shop operators say that their jobs are important to them, and that they hope that local jobs will fill the hole in the economy.
“Our coffee shops have become a part of our communities,” said Boveo.
“People come here and enjoy their coffee, and we are trying to make a difference.”
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