Stormy economy floods labor pool for recruiters in affluent markets

Stormy economy floods labor pool for recruiters in affluent markets

After running a couple of online job ads, independent chef-restaurateur Bob Finigan and his wife, Karen, had plenty of applicants to choose from for the opening of their new Blue Rooster Bakery & Café in Cranbury, N.J., an affluent community with a population of about 2,100 and a median household income of $123,500.

They drew some applicants from nearby Princeton, but also several teens and young adults from Cranbury, said Karen Finigan, who grew up in the township.

“We’re gettin

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