Because bigger businesses can offer more.
Child care issues and untenable work options play a role.
There are signs that health concerns, particularly for older Americans, are decreasing interest in being employed or “unretiring.”
When the pandemic forced schools to close, Michael Cochran left his job to take on more childcare responsibilities at home.
The response, however, has led to a shift in the workforce where people are still leaving for even better-paying jobs. Small businesses are trying to keep up.
According to new data, there are now 1.4 workers for each open job. Normally, that ratio is closer to 2.8 workers per vacant position.
Raising the minimum from $7.25 to $15 per hour is part of the American Rescue Act, now making its way through Congress.
Besides the high costs of raising children, the cost of living is often cited as one of the key deterrents for young parents.
From miners to CEO's, photographer Chris Crisman collected images and essays from 60 women working a variety of jobs across the country.