Well its likely multiple issues like you list. One of them is political against both parties but not worth mentioning in this context. The covid deaths is interesting. I would like to post something about the death numbers that is first hand info but also anecdotal. Maybe I will in the covid chat.The Marshall Plan wrote: ↑Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:39 am What do you attribute the labor shortage too?
This issue is everywhere except for people with YouTube channels.
Baby Boomer retirements are a huge issue. Especially people on the fringe of retirement that are just like fuck it.
We've had 700K people die of Covid, but of that like 150K-160K were working age so that's not really driving it.
The increased unemployment benefits played a role, but didn't those stop?
Gen Z wants to work in tech somehow. Anything not related to that is going to suffer.
1 is definitely the boomer generation aging out.
2 is covid. Multiple reasons with the response to covid most get political.
3 I would say like you the new generation. Several young people seem to be uninterested in doing jobs they dont care about. Many of us worked shit jobs but that seems to be taboo now.
4. The unemployment benefits did take a lot of people out of the work force. I dont know what the benefits package is today, but it was a reason many initially left.
I hope this isnt taken wrong, but one thing I think is over looked. I think covid got a lot of women out of the work place. This isnt good or bad. I know a lot of women who stayed at home with their children and they found more satisfaction. My wife is essentially one of them and many women I know have.
My jobs slightly unique. As a cop the boomer generation are aging out. No one wants to do it based of the social pressures. The pay isnt great, it's not bad but far from great. I work for a mid sized department. We use to get 500 applicants. 50 would be a lot today. Over half dont make the background. A large percentage dont make the physical, medical etc. The list gets narrowed quick.