They want to work. But they need childcare, they need to know the pandemic has been properly addressed and everybody has been vaccinated and they need to be paid more than what they have been paid and be treated well and not work in toxic work environments and unsafe work environments. American business do not care about taking care of their people (their workers) nor do they care about exercising real leadership. They claim they do but they are full shit too. Actions speak louder than words.
Republicans and businesses need to stop weaponizing this notion of "laziness" as an explanation of why workers won't accept these job openings. People's time and families are valuable. I am sure business owners and republicans feel the same way about their time and families so it's no different for anybody else. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
Tami Luhby of CNN wrote:Out-of-work Americans did not rush back into the job market after beefed-up unemployment benefits ended nationwide in September.
The labor force shrank last month for the first time since May, signaling that more people were opting to sit on the sidelines and not actively look for work, according to the federal jobs report released Friday.
"If unemployment benefits were the driving force behind labor market dynamics, then you would not have seen that effect," said Gordon Gray, director of fiscal policy at the American Action Forum, a right-leaning think tank.
The jobs report, which disappointed on several fronts, came at a time when the nation was contending with both elevated levels of coronavirus cases and a return to school for millions of children.
Despite a record number of openings, employers added an anemic 194,000 jobs -- far fewer than expected for the second month in a row.
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While experts caution against drawing conclusions from one or two months of data, the September jobs report provides yet more evidence that pandemic unemployment benefits did not greatly contribute to the country's labor shortage.
Other factors -- including child care issues, virus fears and workers' reevaluation of their life goals -- are playing a major role in prompting people to remain at home, economists said.
The latest report undercuts the argument made by many Republicans and business owners that the nation's economic recovery was being slowed by a federal safety net they deemed too generous.
Governors in 26 states -- all but one Republican -- opted to terminate at least one of the three pandemic unemployment programs in June or July, saying it would help solve staffing shortfalls. (Courts in two states later required officials to continue the benefits through early September.)
However, after they did so, employment did not grow substantially faster in those states, previous studies and government data have found.
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