BLUFThis BBC article notes that many US employers find it difficult to fill service-level jobs.
This article by Kate Morgan, writing for BBC Worklife, notes the following:
- Many people in the US have been quitting jobs, and they haven’t been coming back.
- Service industry jobs in the US (fast food etc.)—have been notorious for being very poorly paid and failing to offer regular hours...see: Barbara Ehrenreich..Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America.
- Disruptions to immigration have reduced the number of people willing to work for low pay.
- Some US businesses are now offering much higher hourly rates.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- ‘Lying Flat,’ ‘Antiwork’ And The ‘Great Resignation’ Spreads Worldwide As Young People Protest Against System – The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
- Australia’s official unemployment rate predicted to fall below 4% as staff shortages bite – The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web :
- MAR 2022 Majority of workers who quit a job in 2021 cite low pay, no opportunities for advancement, feeling disrespected –Pew Research Centre
- JUN 2022 The Great Resignation is not over: A fifth of workers plan to quit in 2022 – World Economic Forum