SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco has a unique problem with filling jobs – stores are hiring, but people aren’t applying, and some are blaming tech.
At Flight 001, Assistant Manager Alexandria Mann has a lot on her plate.
“All of us are here five, six days a week,” Mann said. She’s been posting help wanted ads online, but hardly gets any bites.
“No one really wants to work retail at any of the shops in this neighborhood,” Mann said.
Across the street at Paolo Shoes, workers blame the drop in applicants on tech, saying the kind of hours you work in retail just can’t compete with a flexible job like driving for Uber.
“They need something flexible. They need the hours that work for their schedule,” Paolo Shoes worker Ashton Stoltzfus-avis said.
With minimum wage comparable in both Oakland and San Francisco, some are opting to both work and play in the East Bay, never even sending an application to San Francisco.
Mann is hoping to fill the open positions at her shop soon.
“Anyone who wants to apply, feel free. Just drop by,” Mann said.