3 in 10 Indian barber shops shutter due to worker shortage


Elill Easwaran

Indian barbers are having a tough time keeping their shops open due to the lack of barbers. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 5, 2022.

INDIAN barber shops are struggling to overcome economic obstacles, 10 months after they had been allowed to operate again, due to a shortage of workers.

Malaysian Indian Barber Owners’ Association vice-treasurer Meenaq Kumar told The Malaysian Insight that close to 30% of Indian barber shops have had to shut down since the start of Covid-19, more so this year due to the lack of barbers.


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