About 1 year 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.
–¬†Bloomberg
Significantly increasing the numbers of Black, Latino and other underrepresented workers means not just bringing in new people, but keeping the ones you have.