What to say when someone tells you 'people don't want to work right now'

What to say when someone tells you 'people don't want to work right now'

7/21/2021 5:22:00 PM

What to say when someone tells you 'people don't want to work right now'

Business Insider tells the global tech, finance, markets, media, healthcare, and strategy stories you want to know.

Workers are taking advantage of more optionsA huge amount of workers are quitting their jobs, which seems counterintuitive. In May, 3.6 million workers quit their jobs — but it may be because they are taking advantage of new opportunities. Wages in industries that are having difficulty staffing up — like leisure and hospitality — are on the rise, but they're still relatively low compared to other fields. Dr. William Spriggs, an economics professor at Howard University and chief economist at the AFL-CIO,

Biden to start full day of 9/11 memorial events at Ground Zero Unanswered questions, anger and suspicion loom 20 years after 9/11 China reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, up from 17 a day earlier

that"workers who are employed are finding ways to get jobs in the sectors that are expanding and hiring." Those sectors might offer higher wages, or at least more consistency than their prior roles.It's whatInsider's Aki Itocalls The Great Reshuffle: An unprecedented labor market, coupled with a rethinking of what workers want out of both work and life, has led many to exit their positions or seek out new ones. The market out there for workers is competitive, and many are finding higher salaries or better positions as they depart their old roles. 

And yes, some workers may not be returning because they're benefiting from enhanced unemployment benefits. As Insider previously reported, the consistent pay from unemployment — as well as the fact that it's higher than what some workers made before — has caused some to rethink work. headtopics.com

Read more: Business Insider »

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Make Glamorous Return to the Red Carpet Since Rekindling Romance

It's their first time back on a red carpet as a couple in over 15 years

Guess you’re going to have to pay more… While trumpers keep peddling the lie people who quit their jobs get unemployed benefits - which is a lie and they know it. Living wages or gtfo Ok, I'll order from a place where people do want to work. Worker's loss. nice 'SOME THINGS IN LIFE ARE NOT AN OPTION'

Ugandan weightlifter who fled pre-Olympics training found in JapanA Ugandan athlete who fled during pre-Olympics training in western Japan last week has been found and is being interviewed by police, officials say.

Apple's iOS 14.7 has an annoying bug for some Apple Watch ownersApple Watch and older iPhones don't play nice after the iOS 14.7 update? Don't worry, Apple's working on a fix. this is terrible news

Trump Is Telling His Dinner Pals He’s Planning to Run for President in 2024“I have three friends who’ve had dinner with him in the last couple of months. All three reported that his current plans are to run for president in 2024. Now, whether he does or not is a different issue. We’ve still got three years to go.' Trump has three years to turn into a human being—hopefully one with a soul. Not that I would vote for him mind you. Not likely. What’s to stop him. He does anything he wants to with impunity; insurrection, emoluments, bribery, obstruction, sedition. He maintains Lotsa followers. Why wouldn’t he run? He’s feared by federal government.

13 Deep Conditioners for Natural Hair That Do The Work \ufeffSo You Don't Have To13 Deep Conditioners for Natural Hair That Do The Work So You Don't Have To

13 Deep Conditioners for Natural Hair That Do The Work \ufeffSo You Don't Have To13 Deep Conditioners for Natural Hair That Do The Work So You Don't Have To

Bridlington 'cautiously' welcomes lockdown liftingPeople visiting and working in Bridlington give their views on the lifting of England's lockdown restrictions.