Michigan businesses still struggle to find employees

There’s a new twist in the ongoing struggle to hire workers.

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – There’s a new twist in the ongoing struggle to hire workers.

Some Metro Detroit bar and restaurant owners claim they are being used by people looking for work, but don’t want the job.

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Steve Howcroft owns Augie’s Bar and Grill in Madison Heights. He said interviews are set up and then emails or texts are used as proof that the resident is looking for work, but they never show up for the interview.

Howcroft said he’s wasting time setting up interviews that never take place.

You can watch Hank Winchester’s full story in the video above.




About the Author:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.