Omicron worries could keep some workers out of labor force

Dec 2, 2021
There are signs that health concerns, particularly for older Americans, are decreasing interest in being employed or “unretiring.”
Workers over 65 were the fastest-growing segment of the labor force pre-COVID but have retired at an accelerated pace over the last two years.
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Why Target and others are giving workers Thanksgiving off

Nov 22, 2021
Employers want to keep their workers happy in this tight labor market — and holiday staffing is expensive.
Target announced that it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day going forward.
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Negotiating during the Great Resignation

While openings are more abundant lately, consultant Amii Barnard-Bahn argues for improving the terms of your job rather than leaving it.
"If you're known and respected and have relationships, credibility and organizational trust, you're in a really good leverage position," says leadership consultant Amii Barnard-Bahn.
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Unique labor conditions spur people to seek health insurance

Sep 16, 2021
The Biden administration says nearly 3 million people signed up during the extended ACA enrollment period.
Pedestrians walk past a Miami that offers plans under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. ACA enrollment is at an all-time high, according to the Biden administration.
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Did hiring pick up after states ended extra federal unemployment benefits?

Jul 22, 2021
What business owners are seeing, plus a look at unemployment and job search data.
Hiring results have been mixed in states where federal unemployment benefits have ended.
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Consumers face higher prices as businesses pass on costs of shortages

Jun 8, 2021
Higher costs for labor and supplies are increasing price tags.
With pent-up demand now unleashed, many businesses can't find enough labor or supplies to satisfy consumers.
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Many employers want to hire — now. Many workers aren't ready to go back.

May 6, 2021
Maybe they're not vaccinated. Or they have caregiving responsibilities. Or employers aren't offering attractive wages.
Jobs in the public sector still haven't bounced back, which goes against forecasts.
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Real-time proof the job market is recovering

Apr 30, 2021
But it could take more than a year to get back to pre-pandemic levels.
Job postings are strongest in sectors like driving, construction and warehousing.
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"We're definitely counting on a comeback"

Dec 16, 2020
That's what the president of Mississippi-based Golding Barge Line says he's hoping for in the new year.
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