Door Co. Facing Worker Shortage

Door Co. Facing Worker Shortage

Add Door County to the list of places having trouble hiring this year.

Business owners up in the peninsula say they are having trouble finding workers because many of the foreign workers who spend their summer in the county are not coming to the U.S. this year. Kit Butz with Al Johnson’s in Sister Bay says the lack of foreign workers means they are having to change some of their hours. Destination Door County, the area’s tourism office, says they usually get about 500 foreign workers each summer. This year, they have barely 280.

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