COVID Labor Crisis Killing Kansas City World Of Fun?!?

Here's another facet of pandemic politics working against the return to normal on both sides of the equation.

It seems that stimmy and fair wage advocacy thwart a local amusement park.

More importantly . . . The partial shut down serves as a microcosm of Kansas City's busted tourism game overall as pandemic politics, mask confusion and constant protest really prevent this town from welcoming guests. 

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Worlds of Fun to close Tuesdays, Wednesdays through end of month

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Due to staffing issues, Worlds of Fun will be closed every Tuesday and Wednesday through the end of June. The change comes due to issues with "the availability of seasonal labor." The park will be closed: Oceans of Fun will stay open "on the currently advertised schedule," they say.

Staffing shortages force Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun to adjust schedule

The amusement parks said they are trying to recruit employees needed to stay open, but right now haven’t been able to hire enough employees. Worlds of Fun said because of shortages it will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays through the end of June.

On the bright side, here’s a related story and a life lesson for youngsters regarding capitalism and leverage . . .

Summer job market looking extra sweet for teen workers

Teenage workers are in high demand this summer, especially at Main Street businesses.And that will come as a relief since working teens were hard hit by pandemic-related layoffs.

Developing . . .