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As Louisiana, and the rest of the country for that matter, slowly emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic that saw an incredible amount restaurants reduce operations or shut down altogether the new crisis is getting employees back in stores.  Without them, many struggling businesses have no hope of bouncing back and getting our economy rolling again.

To combat the lack of applicants, state and federal unemployment bonus programs meant to help those out of work make ends meet during the long shutdown in order to spur folks back into the workforce are coming to an end.  Companies that desperately need to hire quality employees have noticed that the game has changed as well, and some have changed they way they hire to adapt.

Hiring bonuses, enhanced benefits, and higher wages are being offered more and more by businesses in Louisiana in order to attract the quality employees that are so vital to success.

One such example in Louisiana is McDonald's.  More specifically, the more than 2 dozen restaurants owned by Patel McDonald's have announced that they have raised their starting pay for new employees to $10 per hour.  That includes 4 locations in the Shreveport - Bossier City area.

While this is a bit short of the $15 per hour pay rate so many protested for, this is definitely a move in the right direction.  According to KATC, the chain is on a mission to hire roughly 1,000 new workers in it's effort to get their operations across the state running at full capacity.  If you're interested in a McJob - you can apply here.

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