Despite seasonal hiring challenges, business owners have high hopes on the Jersey Shore


SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. – New York Town and New Jersey beach locations open up this weekend for the unofficial start off of summer time. 

CBS2’s Leah Mishkin went to Seaside Heights to see how businesses alongside the shore are gearing up for the holiday break weekend. 

Past yr shore towns have been having difficulties to locate seasonal workers and that impacted some of their bottom lines due to the fact they experienced to shorten their times.

The owner of Kohr’s Original Custard Retailers Gregory Kohr says employing for this summer time has been superior, but it truly is still a obstacle.

“It is really all people that I speak to. Every person is possessing a challenge. I will not know truly what the cause is. Before I attributed to all the unemployment that they have been receiving, the more $300. I can continue to be residence and I will make additional cash,” Kohr said. 

Last summer, he was down about 10% in gains compared to pre-pandemic quantities. They had to shorten days due to the fact there was a struggle to come across seasonal staff. 

Irrespective of choosing, Kohr is optimistic for this summer season. He’s hoping to make the very same revenue he was viewing pre-pandemic, or improved. And he has higher hopes for Memorial Working day Weekend. He suggests it truly is a person of the largest weekends of the season.

“The pandemic is absolutely considerably less than what it was final year. The fear degree is a large amount significantly less than what it was, and we have the edge that we are outside the house,” Kohr claimed. 

And in New Jersey, you not only have the beach, but entry to state parks will be absolutely free all summertime, starting up this weekend. 

“Pretty psyched to be back again,” stated Cedar Grove resident Tina Rendeiro. 

It really is the to start with weekend Rendeiro and her family members are keeping at their Shore household. 

“Fantastic to see individuals coming again. It truly is starting to fill up yet again,” Rendeiro reported. 

Locals and initially-timers are coming to Seaside Heights. 

“I’m initially from Brooklyn, so this is new to me,” explained Phil Gargiulo. 

“Minors are commonly until 9 o’clock, and they can only work eight hour sifts. So it really is really tricky. We need these older people, or 18+, that can function 12 several hours or much less that that, but operate until eventually midnight,” explained Maria Saltzman of Casino Pier. 

Saltzman claims they’re also looking for some a lot more workers, but the predicament is far better than previous year. 

Both of those businesses are anticipating a great time. 

“Memorial Working day is when we form of start out opening nearly complete time. The drinking water park opens this weekend too, so we’re hoping for sunny skies,” Saltzman explained. 

Leah Mishkin contributed to this report. 


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