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April 27, 2021 22 min

Many companies are starting to hire again and some have a special requirement before coming on board, a Covid-19 vaccine. Employers are starting to mandate candidates get a shot before they are hired and are also applying the rule to existing employees too. Certain exemptions can be made, but generally, it is legal for employers to mandate such vaccinations. Chip Cutter, workplace reporter at the WSJ, joins us for how employers across all industries are beginning to require Covid vaccines.

Next, two camps are emerging as more than a quarter of Americans are fully vaccinated… those that want to party, travel, and get back to normal, and those that are still nervous about catching the coronavirus. Some are finding it hard to turn off the past year of extra precautions taken not to get sick and are wary about returning to in-person interactions. Elizabeth Chuck, senior writer at NBC News Digital, joins us why some are still nervous about Covid, despite being vaccinated.

Finally, a little more on the state of jobs in the country. Restaurants and bars are continuing to make their comeback, but they are running into another problem, a lack of employees. This is affecting both national chains and independent restaurants, and to help with this, they are turning to hiring bonuses, more pay, and other perks. However, these extra costs can be passed on to the consumer. Heather Haddon, restaurants reporter at the WSJ, joins us for more.

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