U.S. job openings soar to record 8.1 million, but businesses can't find enough workers - MarketWatch
May 11, 2021 1 min, 8 secs
There were 7.5 million open jobs in February.

Read: A record number of small businesses can’t find enough workers to hire.

Some contend that extra government unemployment benefits have given people less incentive to take a job.

The Biden administration in March approved $300 in extra federal benefits each week to unemployed workers as part of a massive $1.9 trillion stimulus.

Chamber of Commerce to call for the end of federal unemployment benefits.

A handful of Republican-led states have also reinstituted rules requiring people to look for jobs, and at least one plans to stop providing the federal stipend to the unemployed.

Read: Some states are cutting unemployment payments to push people back to work — are extra benefits really keeping Americans out of the labor force.

The Biden administration, for its part, said there’s little evidence unemployment benefits are dissuading people from taking jobs.

Not every industry was looking to hire more workers.

About 6 million people were hired in March, but that still left more than one in four job openings unfilled.

The gap between available jobs and the number of people hired has widened dramatically in the past four months.

Yet it could be a challenge until most schools, day-care centers and nursing homes fully reopen and extra federal benefits expire.

For example, Chipotle said it’s increasing wages for employees as it seeks to hire 20,000 more people.

1. Louis Oosthuizen, Mackenzie Hughes, Russell Henley share lead at U.S. Open - pgatour.com
Jun 20, 2021 # politics 23 secs
2. Michigan coronavirus cases up to 893,164; Death toll now at 19,612 - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Jun 18, 2021 # health 27 secs
3. Best Prime Day smartwatch deals on Apple Watch and Galaxy Watches - CNET
Jun 20, 2021 # technology 19 secs
4. 7-year-old's body found days after group of tubers went over a dam in North Carolina - CNN
Jun 21, 2021 # politics 24 secs
5. One Major Effect of Taking Vitamin D Supplements Eat This, Not That! - msnNOW
Jun 23, 2021 # health 56 secs
6. WWE RAW Viewership & Key Demo Rating For Post-Hell In A Cell Episode With HIAC Main Event - Wrestling Inc.
Jun 22, 2021 # entertainment 31 secs
7. A coronavirus outbreak hit a Florida government building. Two people are dead but a vaccinated employee wasn't infected - CNN
Jun 22, 2021 # health 41 secs
8. Trey Gowdy reflects on his father for Father's Day
Jun 21, 2021 # breaking 2 secs
9. The Best Supplements To Start Your Day - msnNOW
Jun 18, 2021 # health 42 secs
10. Netflix teases bizarre dating show 'Sexy Beasts,' where contestants look like furries - NBC News
Jun 23, 2021 # entertainment 40 secs
11. WHO declares end to second Ebola outbreak in Guinea - Al Jazeera English
Jun 19, 2021 # health 27 secs
12. PSA: Don’t connect to this silly Wi-Fi network if you see it on your iPhone - Macworld
Jun 21, 2021 # technology 27 secs
13. Millie Bobby Brown Steps Out With Jon Bon Jovi's Son Jake Bongiovi Amid Romance Rumors - E! NEWS
Jun 19, 2021 # entertainment 21 secs
14. Biden warns of 'potentially deadlier' Delta variant, urges public to get vaccine | TheHill
Jun 18, 2021 # breaking 1 min, 12 secs
15. NASA's aging Hubble Space Telescope stuck in safe mode as glitch fixes falter - CNET
Jun 23, 2021 # science 36 secs
16. HBO Max's 'Integration Test' Email Brings Empathy to Twitter - Snopes.com
Jun 18, 2021 # entertainment 1 min, 3 secs


Get monthly updates and free resources.


© Copyright 2021 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED