>>Businesses Looking For New Hires As Federal Benefits Expire
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Businesses across the state are looking to hire more people now that increased federal unemployment benefits have ended. Knoebels Amusement Park is heavily understaffed and in an effort to entice new hires yesterday, it gave away thousands-of-dollars in gift cards and raffled off an SUV to current employees. Knoebels officials say their staff shortage led to food stands closing earlier than they typically do and several of their rides were unable to operate this season. Restaurants like BJ's are also looking to reel in some new hires. Officials say they're no longer open on Sundays to give employees a day off.