If City Hall wants to bring down the Big Apple’s 8.5 percent unemployment rate, it’s going to have to convince small-business owners like Alan Bain the new jobs he wants to create won’t cost him money.
Bain owns World-Wide Business Centres in Midtown and would like to hire two full-time employees — an entry-level worker and a high-level marketer — but feels the added payroll could result in lower profits because of costs.
“If the question is, would I like to hire, the answer is yes,” Bain told The Post. “But am I going to hire? That’s a different matter.”