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JOBLESS CLAIMS RISE TO 6840, BUT RICHMOND BUSINESSES NEED EMPLOYEES

(Richmond, IN)--As national leaders mull over whether or not to extend a $600 weekly unemployment subsidy that’s set to expire at the end of the month, Wayne County has added another 200 jobless claims in the last week.  It brings the Wayne County total of jobless claims since the outbreak began to 6840.  Despite the high number of local jobless claims, many small business owners in Richmond say they are desperate for employees.  A lack of employees has contributed to the closure of one restaurant near downtown Richmond.

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