Laramie, Wy – A lack of workers is forcing a number of hoteliers, restaurant owners and managers and fast-food establishments in the Sheridan area to go out of the country to find employees.
Larry Storo Junior owns two McDonald's restaurants. Over the years he has hired 45 employees from other countries - primarily Russia and other Eastern Bloc countries.
He says he tries to hire local workers but it's getting harder to find local residents, even among high school students.
Foreign workers come on special visas that allow them to stay for up to three years.