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People encouraged to take second jobs in retail and hospitality

Sectors struggling with 'severe' lack of staff

​People on the Isle of Man are being encouraged to take up second jobs to help ease staff shortages across the retail and hospitality sectors.

The Chamber of Commerce there’s a 'severe' workforce shortage and believes it's an opportunity for people who're struggling with the cost-of-living.

Mitch Sorbie, owner of Just Pizza and Pasta, says more could be done to make second jobs more appealing:

Treasury Minister Alex Allinson acknowledged the problems with recruitment in hospitality but says now's not the time to make any changes to tax rules:

Manx Radio spoke to people in Strand Street in Douglas about whether they've been looking for additional work:

Manx Radio invited the Chamber of Commerce to discuss its comments, but the request was declined. 

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