Don Harrison, the owner of Harrison Construction company in Marietta, Ohio, tried to expand his booming construction business by hiring 12 new workers so that he could accept more new contracts. He explains his situation below:
"Last year the demand for our construction services, to our delight was "going through the roof," to a point where we were turning down more work than we were accepting. We were frustrated that we could not be available to the potential new clients who were calling on us and simultaneously excited that this was happening to our company. Since unemployment was in double digits, I decided we would grow, and work to sign up as much as 40% more in total contracts by hiring up to 12 additional full time employees. Basically we would take advantage of our good fortune and put a small portion of our community back to work."
But Mr. Harrison ran into some major problems hiring new workers. Reasons? Find out here.