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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Sloth is one of the 7 deadly sins.   What a shame that the Federal Government encourages it.

To your question, the retail stores are doing okay, but restaurants are still in need of help.

Oct 05, 2021 07:37 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No not at all. In fact, restaurants are still short staffed & will tell you about it as soon as you walk in.  

Many inside eating areas even at MickeyD's are closed.

Oct 05, 2021 07:34 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

EVERYPLACE is hiring out here! And it is about time they quit paying people to not work! 

Oct 05, 2021 07:35 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


Yesterday turned out to be a run errands day ... given that my new listing will be delayed for an undetermined amount of time. 

CVS - hiring

Whole Foods - hiring

Total Wine - hiring 

Target - hiring. 

Nothing Bundt Cakes - hiring.

Oct 05, 2021 08:54 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Not really. The media & politicians are still freaking people out with their confused message

Oct 05, 2021 07:55 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The HELP WANTED signs are slowly going away although the new minimum wage is drfiting in far above where it left off 2 years ago.

Oct 05, 2021 09:53 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Lots of "Hiring Now" signs in our area. Some restaurants are having a hard time opening due to lack of help. Hope that changes. 

Oct 05, 2021 09:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

There are many job openings in our area.

Oct 05, 2021 08:05 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The payments may have ended, but now the illegal mandates are going to force people to not work or risk taking an experimental drug (that hasn't even finished animal trials yet) which has been proven to weaken the immune system, increase the rate of cancer spread and has killed more people than the flu it's fighting against.

Oct 05, 2021 08:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Everywhere you turn in Charlotte you see help wanted ads. As I speak with business owners, they are not yet seeing any significant relief... I keep wondering what all those people who no longer get benefits are doing for money if they aren't going back to work.

Oct 05, 2021 11:55 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Still a shortage of workers.

Oct 05, 2021 10:32 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The missing componet of the story is whether the business has made their wages more attractive.
Workers were never a problem. The problem was no one wanted to work for what they were paying.

Oct 05, 2021 09:56 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Yes our Govenor dropped the unemployment back in early summer or maybe it was spring.  Funny how folks found jobs quickly.  Still lots of jobs out there for anybody wanting to work.

Oct 05, 2021 04:39 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

One of our favorite restaurants is no longer doing take-out because of the staff shortage. So glad people now need to get off their duffs and go to work to get paid!

Oct 05, 2021 03:54 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I see "We Are Hiring" signs everywhere.

Oct 05, 2021 02:41 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is such a demand for employment that I have ever seen in my 70 years...People will not work for less than 15-20 bucks an hour is what I am finding and they also want health insurance plus full time or no go...Ladder climbing be dammed. 

Oct 06, 2021 11:46 AM
Rosemary Rizzitello
Bloomfield, NJ

Still a shortage of workers, I see "Hiring" notices everywhere. Many buiness owners are struggling and others have closed after many years of service. 

Oct 06, 2021 08:49 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

"We are hiring" signs are everywhere. More apparent than stop signs and stoplights here in Chcago.

Oct 06, 2021 04:34 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I see "Hiring" notices EVERYWHERE! 

Oct 06, 2021 04:33 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

It seems to be getting a little better. Restaurants have been closed on days they'd normally be open because of the lack of people to hire. Even Chick fil a had to close on days other than Sunday because of a lack of workers. Plus, our area is growing so people have more choices.

Edited to add: The restaurants and places that have hired have also raised their prices significantly to account for what they have had to pay to get someone to work.

Oct 10, 2021 07:19 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

According to the latest job report the 2 dozen states that eliminated the extra benefits are showing just half the job growth as the states that still offer the extra benefits. 

There is no 1 reason why there is a labor shortage but rather a bunch of things that are piling up. Here are a few.

A lot of workers were seniors staying busy ( lowes, etc) and they mostly left the workforce out of fear of covid.

Of the 700k who died we probably lost several hundred thousand workers.

With time off from work during the lockdown a lot of low end workers used the time to take some courses and apply for better jobs.

Around here there is a real shortage of foreign workers which has devistated the crabbing industry, with no crab meat pickers there is no one for crabbers to sell their crabs to so there is a shortage of crab meat and lots of crabbers on unemployment.

There are no foreigners (around here) to wash dishes in the restaurants so now dishwashers are making 15 - 18 dollars an hour and drawing workers in from other jobs. Extrapolate this across different sectors and it starts to add up.

Most of those on lifetime unemployment are people I would never hire and some of them I don`t want working in businesses I use. A good example is the lady who accidentily mixed lye instead iced tea in a bbq joint. People like that should not be allowed to work



Oct 09, 2021 05:10 AM