ameri resources


Need an office in metro Detroit, Alabama or Toronto? Office suites, meeting rooms, virtual offices, network access




free downloads
USA: "Conflict Minerals Overview Deck – April 2012" report

USA: "Conflict Minerals Overview Deck – April 2012" report. 31-page report by KPMG.

proceed to download
eJournals





back to index backAMERItalk June,  2017


Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy

Stephanie Pappas and her brothers built their roofing supply company in this fast-growing region by promising next-day delivery, but lately they’ve been forced to tell some customers that tomorrow is impossible.

Their company, Roofers Supply, employs 28 drivers across Utah, and Ms. Pappas said she would need at least 15 more to meet the exploding demand for shingles and tiles. The company has raised its starting wage by 10 percent since the beginning of the year to $17.50 an hour, but it’s not enough.

“We never want to have to say, ‘We can’t do it,’ but we need people,” Ms. Pappas said.

After eight years of steady growth, the main economic concern in Utah and a growing number of other states is no longer a lack of jobs, but a lack of workers. The unemployment rate here fell to 3.1 percent in March, among the lowest figures in the nation. Nearly a third of the 388 metropolitan areas tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics have an unemployment rate below 4 percent, well below the level that economists consider “full employment,” the normal churn of people quitting to find new jobs. The rate in some cities, like Ames, Iowa, and Boulder, Colo., is even lower, at 2 percent.

That’s good news for workers, who are reaping wage increases and moving to better jobs after years of stagnating pay that, for many, was stuck at a low level. Daniel Edlund, a 21-year-old call center worker in Provo, Utah, learned Monday that his hours were changing. On Wednesday, he had his first interview for a new job.

To read entire article, please click here.

Source: The New York Times - GAI



previous page

go top
search our site


Loading

AMERItalk

Other articles from the same issue (June,  2017).

The Future of High Tech Patent Litigation in the Auto Industry
play read on

UAW Focuses on Safety in Tesla Organizing Effort
play read on

Auto industry growth strategies: Fasten your seatbelts
play read on

Trade Policy in the First 100 Days: Implications for Automakers and Suppliers
play read on

Autos: North America Build Still Seen Above Expectations in Q2 2017 (download report)
play read on

Trucks: North America Rebound May Be Set to Slow (May 2017 download report)
play read on

New Materials/New Skills for Automotive Skilled Trades
play read on

Auto Dealers: Border Adjustment Tax Will Hurt Dealers and Customers
play read on

Report: 288,000 American Workers in 48 States are Building Technology for Cleaner Cars Today
play read on

Report: 'Clean Diesel' Cars Fade in US
play read on

Compliance Grows Up: Increasing Budgets and Board Access Point Toward Greater Prominence, Independence
play read on

"Shifting" Away From Hourly Pay ... Be Aware of Potential Pitfalls
play read on

Industry 4.0 and the digital twin
play read on

The 3-D Printer That Could Finally Change Manufacturing
play read on

Canadian manufacturing sector falling behind in digital production revolution, says BDC
play read on

What American Manufacturers Can Learn From Henry Ford
play read on

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Jurisdiction in Patent Cases
play read on

U.S. Tax Compliance Toughens for Intercompany Transactions
play read on

America’s declining mobility has millennials feeling stuck
play read on

Understanding the great potential of Chinese investment in the US
play read on

Americans Believe Manufacturing Industry Critical to Country’s Prosperity
play read on

Middle Market Manufacturers: Surprisingly Suited to Capitalize on IoT Advantages?
play read on

How tenant incentives are reshaping the U.S. office market
play read on

Email Outside of Working Hours Not a Burden to US Workers
play read on

TSA offers advice for passengers before summer travel season
play read on

Silver Tsunami Washing Over the U.S. Workforce
play read on

Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy
play read on

Corporate Tax Reform to Have Positive, Domino Effect on U.S. Industrial Economy
play read on

Failed Workplace Drug Tests Reach 12-Year High
play read on

TaxNewsFlash-United States
play read on

Tennessee DOR Explains New Law Permitting Manufacturing Companies to Elect Single Sales Factor Apportionment
play read on

NLRB: Nonunion Employees Do Not Have A Right To A Co-Worker’s Presence During Investigatory Interviews
play read on


Our Free eJournals
GlobalAutoExperts

To visit GlobalAutoExperts Directory, click here.


©2008 GlobalAutoIndustry.com | HCI Group, Ltd.
101 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 1400 | Troy, MI 48084 USA
USA Tel: +1.248.687.1060 | USA Fax: +1.248.927.0347
Fax UK: +44.(0)845.127.4765 | Fax Europe: +31.20.524.1659 | Fax Asia: +852.3015.8120