The growing number of Baby Boomer retirements nationwide is accelerating, raising concerns locally about losing a large chunk of the workforce sooner than expected.
Data shows nearly 6 million more Boomers in the U.S. retired from October 2020 through March of this year than the same period a year prior, creating a larger void than anticipated in an economy seeking to fill jobs across an array of industries and recover from the woes of the coronavirus pandemic.
SAN DIEGO — All of San Diego’s 36 library branches will re-open by September and overall branch hours across the system will return to pre-pandemic levels by next June, head librarian Misty Jones said Tuesday.
The city more than doubled the number of branches open to the public for in-person services from 12 to 26 on July 6. Jones said the 10 remaining branches are slated to re-open in either mid-September or late September.
Editor’s Note: Good article by Dave, who covers the library. I am a retired librarian from SDPL, working for 15 years there. Maybe some of those benefited positions will be at Central, to help save government documents. See more at my page about the documents’ collections: https://www.facebook.com/groups/savegovdocssdpl
While some employers may be struggling to hire for one reason or another, economists say generous unemployment benefits are not the cause.
By Arthur Delaney and Dave Jamieson, 05/04/2021 10:41 am ET Updated 1 day ago
As the U.S. economy bounces back from the COVID-induced downturn, some employers say they’re having a hard time finding workers.
GOP lawmakers like Rep. David Rouzer (N.C.) blame the safety net.
“This is what happens when you extend unemployment benefits too long and add a $1400 stimulus payment,” Rouzer said on Twitter last week, posting a photo from a Hardee’s that said it was closed for lack of staff.
“Right when employers need workers to fully open back up, few can be found.”
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Last year may have been a banner year for job creation in U.S., but it was not a banner year for unions. The percentage of union members among workers nationwide dropped to a new low of 11.1 percent in 2014, extending a decades-long decline for the labor movement.