Overheard: Bright Spot In The Bays

Overheard: Bright Spot In The Bays

Only 12% of shops surveyed report having had to furlough employees during COVID-19.

In our ShopOwner survey looking back at the COVID-19 year, only 12% of shops report having to furlough employees. Better news is that half of those (6%) have called either all or some of them back to work.

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