What’s behind the US labour shortage? | The Bottom Line

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    Businesses in the United States say they are desperately looking for new employees; there are more than nine million available jobs across the country, and the labour crisis is slowing down economic recovery.

    So, are people reassessing their lives because of the global pandemic, and deciding that low-paying jobs are simply not worth the cost and effort, especially when child care or elder care is involved? Or are they simply content to stay at home and receive an unemployment cheque and other government benefits?

    Host Steve Clemons talks to employment experts Melissa Swift and Jeremy Robbins about transformations in the post-pandemic workplace.

    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

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