He's growing his business during a labor shortage. "I'm optimistic."

Nov 3, 2021
R.G. Lamar of Stuckey's Corp. bought pecan-shelling and candymaking facilities in rural Georgia. There's demand, but not enough workers.
R.G. Lamar on his pecan farm in 2018.
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A new recruitment-focused twist on an old festival in Stratford-upon-Avon

Nov 1, 2021
The English town, struggling with a labor shortage like many other parts of the world, revived an old local tradition to help solve the problem.
The mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon opens the Mop Fair.
BBC

All those people quitting jobs, where are they going?

Oct 28, 2021
Many flee stressful and unpredictable jobs and seek admin, communications and tech jobs — especially jobs that can be done remotely.
As people continue to leave demanding industries, competition is fierce for comfortable, work-from-home jobs.
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Does trucking have to become a better job to end the driver shortage?

Oct 27, 2021
Parking and pay are among the biggest frustrations of truck drivers.
Despite the incentives offered by trucking companies, not nearly enough people want to become drivers.
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Climate change and a labor shortage threaten New Mexico’s signature chile crop

Oct 25, 2021
Growing chiles, a way of life in southern New Mexico, is under pressure.
Jamie Viramontes' farm has cut chile production in favor of less labor-intensive crops. “The hardest part is that it is a tradition and it's a heritage, and this is a unique crop that we’re able to grow in New Mexico,” Viramontes said.
Savannah Maher

Hire by hire, child care centers chip away at labor shortage

Oct 13, 2021
Hiring has been chronically tough for early childhood education jobs, especially during the pandemic.
Many child care centers remain understaffed.
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Hourly wages rose for the sixth month in a row

Oct 8, 2021
The September wage numbers from the Labor Department are good news in particular for workers at restaurants, hotels and retail.
Many companies in retail and the service industry are boosting wages to attract workers amid the labor shortage.
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There's still a paper shortage. You know what that means.

Oct 4, 2021
School supplies, holiday cards and, yes, toilet paper are all affected.
Shortages in paper products come down to paper pulp. It’s produced in mills, which are slowed down because of worker shortages right now.
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FedEx fights labor shortage as holiday season approaches

Sep 23, 2021
Companies could put a cap on the number of deliveries they accept, leaving the overflow to the postal service.
Pedestrians walk past a FedEx truck in the Financial District in New York City.
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How are businesses coping with labor shortages?

Sep 13, 2021
Automation and other kinds of downsizing may replace jobs.
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