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Old Today, 08:00 AM
 
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I worked in the construction industry here in California...there is definitely a shortage of competent workers!
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Old Today, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Politics aside, factually there is a labor shortage in the U.S. which has been going on for some time. The easiest way to determine there is a labor shortage is to compare open jobs with the number of people seeking jobs. When open jobs exceeds job seekers then by definition we are facing a labor shortage.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj...er-11560177822

In this Wall Street Journal article dated June 10th it states there were just under 7.5 million unfilled jobs. Meanwhile there are less than 6 million Americans seeking work. That ladies and gentlemen is a labor shortage.
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Old Today, 08:19 AM
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It's better for the environment but worse for the economy. Shrinking tax bases can cripple a country. The main thing saving the United States is that many other countries have even worse birth rates.
Not to mention fewer consumers.

Declining birth rates are an economic problem throughout industrial nations. It's called the demographic transition - as education rises and the economy shifts away from human labor to mechanization, the birth rate falls. AFAIK, there are no known exceptions on this planet.

I'm happy to see birth rates slowing down, and (if present trends continue) eventually world population will stabilize and then maybe even decrease, but there's no denying that in the meantime, it stresses the economy.
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Old Today, 08:23 AM
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Politics aside, factually there is a labor shortage in the U.S. which has been going on for some time. The easiest way to determine there is a labor shortage is to compare open jobs with the number of people seeking jobs. When open jobs exceeds job seekers then by definition we are facing a labor shortage.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj...er-11560177822

In this Wall Street Journal article dated June 10th it states there were just under 7.5 million unfilled jobs. Meanwhile there are less than 6 million Americans seeking work. That ladies and gentlemen is a labor shortage.
Also known as full employment and/or a falling unemployment rate.

Whether it's a good thing or not depends entirely on how you want to look at it.
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Old Today, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Also known as full employment and/or a falling unemployment rate.

Whether it's a good thing or not depends entirely on how you want to look at it.
Itís good for workers while it presents challenges for companies who are struggling to fill critical roles, retain talent and meet business needs.
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Old Today, 08:44 AM
 
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There is no labor shortage -- the labor utilization rate is 63%, which means 37% of adults are not looking for work. What we have is a shortage of companies willing to pay good wages. If wages were higher it would motivate some of those idle workers back into the workforce.


It's been suggested that the high cost of daycare contributes to the low labor utilization rate. If you're a blue collar parent what's the point of going to work if all of your take home goes to daycare? All you get out of it is a higher tax bracket.
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Old Today, 08:46 AM
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Let's be honest here at how many Americans would willfully want to work at a chicken processing plant?
There is a reason why illegals are hired for those jobs.
They would if you actually let supply and demand work.
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Old Today, 08:47 AM
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Wait, I thought the robots were coming and we all need UBI?
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Old Today, 09:06 AM
 
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We have an understaffing problem where I work. Basically its the companies fault for not wanting longer term employees and instead opting for younger, more transient workers. Just by increasing benefits would boost the company's outlook by having a better pool of talent. I've stopped caring honestly and now just get a paycheck like many of my coworkers. I have enough personal work ethic to do a decent job, but know when to just let a problem resolve itself by it getting bad enough that higher ups finally do something about it. Or they don't. They care even less than the come and go workers.
What would NOT help is for them to hire cheaper illegal workers that can't speak English and have no idea what they're supposed to do. That burdens everybody.
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Old Today, 09:10 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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This is why employers need to be held responsible for hiring illegal immigrants. We should invest in putting these illegal employers in jail.
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Employers -- most of them American - -many of them Republican depress wages by hiring illegals....
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Sounds like the government raided the illegals and didn't do much if anything to the people hiring the illegals. Typical.


Reps to all of you!
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