One third of small business can't find employees

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  1. m.knox

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    They are competing with the government who has them staying home.... SWEEEEET!!! Right @NJPSU ? Work is entirely overrated. Free money doesn't encourage people to work.....

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...es-restaurants-struggling-hire-new-staff.html

    • 32% of business owners surveyed in the National Federation of Independent Business' June Jobs Report indicated that they have openings they can't fill
    • Of the 51 % who said they were 'hiring or trying to hire', 84% said they could find few qualified applicants, or none at all
    • The hiring woes come as businesses like supermarkets, retail shops and restaurants are overwhelmed with unemployment claims
    • Some workers have found they can make more money from unemployment benefits than they earned previously thanks to a federal coronavirus relief bill
    • The CARES Act gives unemployed workers $600/week on top of state benefits, which average about $348 per week
     
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    A lot of people are too busy vandalizing and whining to find work.
     
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    We need to add another crew. Can't find anyone w/ a valid drivers license that wants to work outside in July.

    And that's at $200-$250/day for the right guy.
     
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    A lot of DEMOCRATS are too busy vandalizing and whining to find work.....
     
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    You know Johnson's Cafe? Gordan can't find folks to work either. It's everywhere. Plus, unemployment is paying more than some jobs.
     
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    Because they pay like $hit, with part time hours to avoid full time benefits.
     
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    Hmmm, then why do I see Whole Foods with a sign out for $15 an hour, benefits and 20% discount........ FOR STOCKING SHELVES AND BAGGING GROCERIES?
     
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    Whole Foods isn’t one of the businesses that have trouble finding help. They have trouble keeping them, now that they’re run by Amazon. My sister went to work for them for a few weeks. Pay was good; management and work environment was awful. She went back to her old job, once they re-started with the NJ re-opening.
     
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    Whole Foods can't find any workers?
     
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    Tell them to check the hospitals.
     
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    That's too bad. Good spot.
     
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    In Charlottesville, VA, restaurants are suffering even with the restrictions being lifted. The reason is not that they don't have customers but it's because the school is closed and a large portion of servers, bartenders, busboys, etc are college students. So these restaurants aren't opening due to lack of staffing.

    I'm betting a lot of college towns are the same way.
     
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    I guess in your mind anything less than $60k per year is $hit.
     
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    In the case of democratically controlled NY and NJ, you might want to tell them to check the morgue.
     
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    If they aren't, then why the help wanted sign? C'mon man. You should have figured that one out......

    Work is called work for a reason, and the best way to get a new BETTER job is to have a job. Can we agree to that at a minimum? It's called working up the ladder.
     
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    No. They put a sign out for the hell of it.
     
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    They are also suffering because the school decided to pay everyone 15 an hour... because, of course, they have no reason to not do this... I mean why not waste more money.

    In turn, it is difficult for a lot of small businesses


    LdN
     
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    Well if a business has help wanted sign in the window then economy must be booming.
     
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    Companies like Walmart, Amazon, and local grocery stores have been offering $19/hr throughout the pandemic. A lot of those jobs have been night shift for restocking. But why work nights for $40k when you can stay home and get up to $60k?
     
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    LOL... It certainly addresses your stupid question.
     
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    In the world of @rumble_lion , he is happy to see a small Korean restaurant go under because of increasing the minimum wage. Screw them and their be bibmbob and bulgogi. They ain't fit to serve it to their small but sustainable clientele.....
     
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    Yep! The mistake they're making is that those could be career opportunities (even at Walmart and grocery stores). Once the money runs out, they aren't going to be offering $19/hour though. So if you think you'll just take the job later, you'll be starting out at a much lower wage.
     
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    The takers don't think that far ahead. Either that or they're hoping democrats will impose a $20 minimum wage + benefits.
     
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    He's a moron.
     
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    $60k a year is quite good. A good noble wage. But few to none are making that as laborers in a small business, or at Whole Foods. That’s $30/hr, not including benefits.
     
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    Are you familiar with the concept of "entry level" wages?
     
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    No, they're making that on unemployment
     
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    You mean entry level wages kept artificially by an obsolete Fed min wage?
    Entry level wage should be higher than the $7.50 /hr min wage.
     
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    For an adult, that wage usually includes a shit ton of tips. You knew that though.
     
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    No, they are not. $600/wk unemployment is $31,200 annual gross. ~$15/hr.
     
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    Yes, many are. The $600 is IN ADDITION TO regular state unemployment. The max in PA is $573/wk. Add that to $600 from the feds and you get an annual rate of $61k.
     
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    Careful there dude.

    The minimum wage started in 1938. Adjusted for inflation, it is $4.45 an hour. $7.50 is very generous compared to the origin.

    Are you are part of the cancel FDR movement?

    Don't believe me... Believe Cult News Network.......

    https://www.cnn.com/interactive/201...sident Franklin D.,be worth about $4.45 today.

    When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed America’s first federal minimum wage into law in 1938, it was 25 cents per hour. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth about $4.45 today.
     
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    So? Whatever it is in whatever state, it is.
    I don’t begrudge those people at all.
     
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    So you don't begrudge those that don't contribute to the health of society, but those that do? Wow, that's phucked up.
     
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    Compare it to the costs of living. Cost of renting an apartment. Cost of food. Cost of basic healthcare. Get real.
    And good on FDR for starting it.
     
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    I don’t begrudge those put out of work by COVID-19. Hopefully they get hired back soon.
    Begrudging those in need is what’s phucked up.
     
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    In the world of m.knox businesses can pay people so little they cannot live on their wages and have to get handouts from the government. Then he blames the workers for living off the government! The business owner is of course just doing the smart thing.
     
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    Ummmmmmm..... The calculation uses CPI data which includes food, rent, healthcare....

    You are being emotional and not rational. Sorry.

    Get real. Since you had to say it.
     
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    LOL... Comrade rumble wanting to put small business out of business because it's good for America.....
     
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    That's exactly the point. Given the fact that employers can't employ is not begrudging those in need.
     

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