October 12, 2021 | 10:15
Still Plenty of Job Opportunities.... What More Can We Offer You?
Yes, the number of U.S. job openings fell in August. But pick your jaw up from the floor: at 10.439 mln positions looking to be filled, that is just below the upwardly revised record highs in the prior month (was 10.964 mln in July; now, 11.098 mln). The number of hires was down, illustrating the ongoing difficulties of finding workers. Separations (example: retirements) also rose for the third month in a row, hitting the 6 mln mark in August, the highest since April 2020. And more people quit, again, stressing the system that is already stressed. Again... all highlighting the immense problems businesses are dealing with. Not enough people. Not enough equipment and/or parts. Meantime, customers are waiting for their orders, or waiting to place their orders.
What a strange world this is. But, whenever the workers return... there will be jobs available for all of them. Just don't wait too long.