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User Info The Consumer Is Strong!; entered at 2023-09-12 08:53:39
Posts: 168
Registered: 2021-07-14 Canada
Just wondering what the labour shortage situation is in the USA. North of the border it is still shocking and getting worse.

In my grocery store, every department is desperate for help. Even with $15 minimum wage, they can't find workers, nor hold on to the ones they do find. Plus the part timers get offered full time($22 per hour) very quickly now. Yet still no workers available.

I try to blame this on basic math but it doesn't add up. Two baby boomer parents hit 65 and retire to be replaced by their two kids. Even if it's just one kid, or none, that doesn't account for the bottom falling out of the labour market. Are young people staying home(or going to college) and running up debt while they have ZERO income?

The only conclusion I can reach is that the entire economic system is broken and the labour shortage is a symptom of the disease.
2023-09-12 08:53:39