Were the international students not allowed again this year? I haven't seen any and most places seem short staffed.
Because of the pandemic the State Department has been slow processing the J-1 cultural exchange Visa program. In many countries US Embassy are closed or short staffed. Additionally, there are Covid travel restrictions from many countries such as Britain.
"In North Carolina's Outer Banks, the tourist season is already in full swing, but staff shortages abound, said Karen Brown, head of the beach region's chamber of commerce.
Some restaurants have been forced to shut down once a week or halt curbside service, while in some hotels, managers are helping maids turn over rooms, she said.
"Everyone is pitching in where they can just to keep the wheels on the bus," Brown said."
Click to follow link...