What motivates companies to replace workers with machines?

May 30, 2024
A labor shortage in manufacturing seems to be tempting them.
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A Washington island county is trying a 32-hour workweek

Oct 19, 2023
It's an attempt by San Juan County officials to attract and recruit workers in the remote and expensive area.
Matthew Steward, a San Juan County maintenance worker, trains to become a substitute school bus driver. If Steward passes the test, he'll have three jobs.
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Small businesses are still struggling to hire. But the situation's improving.

Sep 1, 2023
The good news: The lowest proportion of small businesses since March 2021 reported having trouble hiring. The bad news: It's still 40%.
Forty percent of small businesses reported having trouble filling job openings last month.
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