"Some people have just decided to walk away from the industry they're working in, and they're thinking about what's next for them," Secretary Walsh said.
NBC News reports that the already short-staffed EMT industry has seen a bigger labor crunch during the pandemic.
Products like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Kellogg's cereal, and McCormick spices are expected to be low in stock in stores as more shortages hit the US.
Popular toys may not make it to store shelves this holiday season as toymakers struggle with shipping delays and labor shortages.
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Nike is struggling with strict pandemic lockdowns in Vietnam, where a lot of manufacturing is done, and is experiencing slowed production due to a shortage of workers.
Millions of Americans aren't returning to work, JPMorgan found. Some are worried about childcare, others expect more out of a job than they used to.
The Delta wave has kept the labor shortage going into the fall. There are three unresolved "mismatches" between what workers and companies want.
The company is hiring full-time and part-time employees at its big-box stores, Bloomingdale's, Bluemercury, and fulfillment centers.
Restaurants are desperate to hire, so some are revisiting the federal minimum for tipped workers of $2.13/hour. It's the beginning of the end of tips.
Some businesses are just working their current staff more - which could only make the problem worse, say researchers at Bank of America.
<li>Geriatric millennials <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/geriatric-millennials-great-resignation-have-most-power-workforce-quit-rate-2021-9">have the most power</a> in the workforce right now</li>
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<li>Childcare centers say <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/labor-shortage-daycare-childcare-preschool-staff-education-jobs-work-employment-2021-9">staff are leaving them in droves</a> for better wages, including for $15-an-hour roles at Walmart</li>
<li><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/what-to-say-when-someone-says-people-dont-want-to-work-right-now-2021-7">What to say</a> when someone tells you 'people don't want to work right now'</li>
<li>How the simple phrase '<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/customer-is-always-right-etail-worker-violence-harassment-2021-9">the customer is always right</a>' gave shoppers a license to abuse workers</li>
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