About 2 years ago

05/20/2021 - Labor Shortage Hits Small Businesses As Some Workers Stay Home

– The Wall Street Journal
Companies forgo investment and turn down contracts as they compete with jobless benefits and wage increases at larger firms.
– The Hill
Companies now face the challenge of setting rules for workplace settings that may include vaccinated and unvaccinated employers working side by side.
– The Wall Street Journal
More than three-quarters of Republican-led states plan to end an extra $300-a-week in federal jobless benefits early, as unemployment claims reach pandemic lows, likely triggering a decrease in the number of benefits recipients this summer.
Significantly increasing the numbers of Black, Latino and other underrepresented workers means not just bringing in new people, but keeping the ones you have.