In an attempt to hide the true scope of the problem, some retailers have started to find creative ways to cover up their bare shelves…
As the situation worsens, stores have attempted to literally cover up their shelves.
One eerie video posted to social media showed numerous rows of colourful folding lawn chairs set up along empty shelves in a department store.
When this worker shortage first started to emerge, a lot of people blamed generous unemployment benefits, and that seemed to make sense to a lot of people.
But now we are learning that those enhanced benefits really didn’t make that much of a different at all…
Today, employers are dramatically raising wages, giving out huge signing bonuses, offering to pay for college, and even waiving drug testing requirements in a desperate attempt to lure people back to work.
But even with all that, the number of people working in the U.S. is still about five million less than the peak that we witnessed just before the pandemic hit.
So where did all the workers go?
As I have detailed in previous articles, this is something that is happening all over the planet.
There are epic worker shortages in Asia, Europe and North America.
There are epic worker shortages in poor countries and rich countries.
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