Businesses are struggling to hire workers — and say Uncle Sam is to blame

Workers are hard to find despite the vaccination rollout and a stubbornly high unemployment rate — and business owners say Uncle Sam is to blame.

Just this past Monday, Sean Macari, owner of a job recruitment company in Albany, offered a 25-year-old woman who hasn’t worked in 12 months a job as a recruiter making $47,000 a year, plus health insurance and commissions.

The next day, the applicant made a counteroffer for 17 percent more, or $55,000.

“I thought we could meet…

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