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Small business owner says big business wages makes it hard to find employees in Casper

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CASPER, Wyo. — Golden Ticket Concessions owner Jason Booth says that small businesses in Casper are facing problems hiring employees.

He brought his concerns to the Casper City Council on Tuesday, June 4.

“For starving small businesses right now, we are hurting for employees,” Booth told the Council. “We’re struggling finding good employees.”

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He added that as he is aware, businesses like Target, Menards, Walmart and McDonald’s are offering starting wages of $13 an hour. Booth said it is difficult for small businesses to compete with this.

Due to the difficulty of operating a business in Casper, Booth said his family is planning to move to Fort Collins.

He did not communicate a specific request to the the Council, but said that he wanted them to be aware of the struggles facing small businesses.