C'mon, wheelie ! Give a guy a break ! he's a little slow, ya know ?... a guy who ultimately went home early on his 4th day because his brother just died (8 months ago).
I still think it would be worth searching out females and retirees for the type of work you do. And maybe, since wages there are not high, compensate for that with flexible schedules ? Maybe more people but part-time ?
I would not be interested in eight hour days feeding a machine, but four a day kind of to keep in the swing of things, would be okay. And there's students, big university in your area. Seems like you should have better luck than you are ... maybe looking in the wrong places ?
Can you do cash ?