(Richmond, IN)--Even with Covid-19 numbers dropping drastically, local restaurants are still desperate for employees. Here’s the Patrick Tamm, the president of Indiana’s Restaurant Association on Monday. "Hiring to secure new employees has been atrocious." A drive down National Road West in Richmondwill show that nearly every restaurant is hiring. One is even offering a $500 bonus. Here’s why: "There are a lot of individuals that are seeing great benefit from unemployment - both state and, for the first time, federal unemployment," Tamm said. Despite openings everywhere, more than 12,000 jobless claims have been filed in Wayne County in the last year. That's 12 times higher than the year before.