Labor Shortage? Florida Worker Applied To Nearly 60 Entry-Level Jobs And Got Only ONE Interview

  • After hearing so many complaints from employers about a “labor shortage” due to UI benefits, Joey Holz decided to call their bluff and applied to 58 entry-level jobs in Florida.
  • “The guy went on this rant about how he can’t find help, and he can’t keep anybody in his medical facility because they all quit over the stimulus checks,” Holz told Insider. “And I’m like, your medical professionals quit over $1,200 checks? That’s weird.”
  • “58 applications says y’all aren’t desperate for workers, you just miss your slaves,” Holz posted on Facebook, which went viral on both Twitter and Reddit as well.

Dominick Reuter from Insider writes:

“Joey Holz recalls first hearing complaints about a labor shortage last year when he called to make a donation of convalescent plasma at a clinic near Fort Meyers, Florida.

“The guy went on this rant about how he can’t find help and he can’t keep anybody in his medical facility because they all quit over the stimulus checks,” Holz told Insider. “And I’m like, your medical professionals quit over $1,200 checks? That’s weird.”

Over the next several months, he watched as a growing chorus of businesses claimed that they couldn’t find anyone to hire because of government stimulus money. It was so ubiquitous that he joined a “No one wants to work” Facebook group where users made memes deriding frustrated employers.

He said he found it hard to believe that government money was keeping people out of the labor force, especially when the end of expanded federal unemployment benefits in June did not seem to trigger a surge in employment…”

See full story here.



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