The Great Worker Shortage Is Causing Basic Services To Really Break Down All Across America

by | Dec 27, 2021 | Headline News | 23 comments

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    This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

    Where did all the workers go?  That is a great mystery that continues to be unsolved.  All over America, businesses are literally hiring anyone with a pulse and there are “help wanted” signs all over the place.

    But the number of people that are actually working is still close to four million below the pre-pandemic peak.  What happened to all of those extra workers?  They certainly aren’t on unemployment, because claims for unemployment benefits are the lowest that we have seen “in decades”.  So where are they?  It is almost as if millions upon millions of people have disappeared from the system completely over the past couple of years.

    Needless to say, this lack of workers is having a dramatic impact on the delivery of basic services all over the country.

    For example, some of the biggest banks in the U.S. are “temporarily” closing lots of branches due to a lack of staff

    Big banks are temporarily closing branches across the nation as they cope with labor shortages and ongoing complications from Covid-19, including the arrival of the more contagious Omicron variant.

    It mirrors widespread branch closures at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 when many thought the economic lockdown would be measured in weeks. The new round of temporary closures — sometimes occurring sporadically — are sparking anger, confusion and angst among customers.

    If your local bank branch is now closed, it may be quite a while before it opens again.

    In fact, Bank of America is telling their customers that some branches may be shut down “for an extended period of time”

    “Many of our locations may have reduced hours, alternate days of operations or may have been temporarily closed,” Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) tells customers on its website. “We are doing everything we can to reopen as soon as possible, though some locations may remain closed for an extended period of time.”

    Even more alarming is what staffing shortages are doing to hospitals all across the nation.

    Without enough qualified personnel, many hospitals are having a really difficult time delivering basic services right in the middle of this pandemic, and the cost of hiring replacements has even pushed some facilities into bankruptcy

    The U.S. health-care profession is suffering its own Great Resignation, pushing more hospitals into financial distress just as a winter surge of the coronavirus hits.

    Across the country, hospitals are buckling under the strain of nursing shortfalls and the spiraling cost of hiring replacements. For Watsonville Community Hospital on California’s Central Coast, those costs became too much to bear, and contributed to the facility’s bankruptcy this month, according to a person familiar with the situation.

    Because there is such a lack of nurses, any that become available are often the subject of bidding wars, and those with the biggest checkbooks end up winning…

    “This is like survival stakes,” said Steven Shill, head of the health-care practice at advisory firm BDO USA. Winners are “whoever’s highest on the food chain and who has the biggest checkbook.” The staffing companies — agencies that provide nurses and other staff on a temporary basis — are “really, really, really gouging hospitals.”

    I specifically warned that a lot of these hospitals in blue states were going to be facing severe personnel shortages as a result of the absurd mandates that were being imposed.

    Now, these institutions have been put in an untenable situation right in the middle of a raging pandemic, and the ones that instituted the mandates are the ones that are responsible for this state of affairs.

    Meanwhile, patients just continue to pour into our hospitals at an alarming rate.  At one hospital in Ventura County, large numbers of people are coming in complaining of “unexplained heart problems, strokes and blood clotting”, and this has pushed the patient census at that hospital to the highest level ever

    Dana, another ICU nurse, says the number of sick, critically ill people in her Ventura County hospital has become “overwhelming,” pushing her facility’s patient census to the highest levels she has ever seen.

    “It has never been this busy, and none of it is Covid-19,” Dana says. “We don’t normally see this amount of strokes, aneurysms and heart attacks all happening at once. … Normally we’ll see six to ten aortic dissections a year. We’ve seen six in the last month. It’s crazy. Those have very high rates of mortality.”

    Similar scenarios are playing out at countless other hospitals all across America.

    And staffing shortages are likely to continue to intensify because one recent survey found that a lot more nurses plan to leave their posts in the months ahead

    Two-thirds of nurses surveyed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses said their experiences during the pandemic have prompted them to consider leaving the field. And 21% of those polled in a study for the American Nurses Foundation said they planned to resign within the next six months. Another 29% said they might.

    Air travel is another industry that is experiencing unprecedented nightmares due to severe staffing shortages.

    Over the past week, we have literally seen thousands upon thousands of flights either canceled or delayed due to a lack of workers

    Although Christmas might be over, holiday travelers won’t be able to escape the airport chaos on Sunday as 913 US flights have been canceled and 2,975 more are delayed due to staffing shortages caused by the COVID Omicron surge.

    The new wave of interruptions comes after nearly 1,000 flights into, out of or within the US were cancelled on Christmas and more than 3,000 were delayed.

    What a mess.

    Sadly, this is a crisis that is not going to be cleared up any time soon.

    People are dropping dead all around us, and so worker shortages are likely to be a major league headache throughout 2022 and beyond.

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the United States grew at the slowest pace ever recorded during the 12 months ending on July 1st…

    America’s population grew 0.1% this year, the lowest rate on record, according to Census Bureau figures released Tuesday that show how the pandemic is changing the country’s demographic contours.

    The U.S. added just 393,000 people in the year that ended July 1 for a total population of 331.9 million.

    When the final numbers come out for the full year of 2021, I believe that they will show a significant population decline for the nation as a whole.

    So many have already died, and countless more will die in 2022.

    And of course, what we have witnessed so far is just the beginning.

    Our society is in the process of collapsing all around us, and now we have gotten to a point where even our most basic services are starting to fail.

    I wish that I could tell you that 2022 is going to be better, but I can’t do that, because it wouldn’t be the truth.

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      1. Apart from the vax injured, the vast majority of the COVID dead were well past their prime retirement years or unable to work at many of the jobs needing workers.

        Those deaths can hardly be the cause of the worker shortage.

        • Key phrase… “apart from the vax injured”.

      2. Does everyone see a trend here ?
        First, (young) people stopped working; next shipping & logistics became an issue. Now fuel is fixing to skyrocket in price. Thanks Brandon !
        By the way, I forget the specific details but last year someone posted info about a certain constitutional ammendment specifying why Camel Toe has to wait until Jan. 2022 to become prez ??
        Sure she will have our best interests at heart and save us all.

        • Jan 2023 – You can only serve in the position of Pres 10 yrs max. Max 1/2 of a former Pres’ term and elected two of your own.

      3. A lot of business have closed and can’t find employees because people keep isolating whenever they have a positive test or if they have associated with someone who has a positive test. It’s ruinous for businesses. One day they have the staff, the next they don’t.

      4. Some of these vaxxed worker absences are from winning the clottery.

        • That’s GOLD!!!!

      5. Where are all the illegals working?

        You’d think they should be freeing up some of the lower end workers and giving them the chance to move to more highly skilled jobs to alleviate the shortage there.

        Everybody gotta be making a living somehow.

      6. From a conspiracy side of things,
        THINK “SOYLENT GREEN” for those whom don’t know what that is it is a old movie, maybe you should watch it. add this to the hiring of 25 priests by NASA to help with telling the public ALIENS do exist. WELLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! now you have it! LOL
        SERIOUSLY, something is VERY fishy about the lack of workers and it only happened AFTER covid started.


      8. their all on social media prostituting themselves

      9. So, our illustrious leaders thought it was a good idea to produce an unconstitutional edict that demands all employees of large companies be “vaccinated”. They and their lower-level-govt. henchmen required counter-productive rules in large cities. Then they paid folks to NOT work. Finally they caused many “vaccine”-reluctant health care workers to lose their jobs. Small wonder that we have worker shortages.

        The propaganda machine (MSM), Fauci, & Big PHARMA are thorough, effectively destroying a free society.

      10. Conspicuous quota cases, working in the teaching hospital, had to be told how to apply for benefits.

        Unless your plinko ball falls into a very-elite slot, medicine is a low-morale field, non-remunerative, worse than waitressing.

        • Perhaps they need to hire Snyder as a motivational speaker….♔︎

      11. Maybe the government isn’t telling us the true number of deaths hoping we wouldn’t notice.

      12. The days of taking pride in working for a living died after the 1980’s.
        There’s just no incentive for people to work for a living anymore.
        We all know the reasons why so there’s no point listing them.

      13. Maybe Mike Pompeo was right. Maybe when he said “China was holding in prison millions of americans, in prisons”, he meant these missing people from our workforce. Then they go to china and work as forced slave labor for the CCP. Perhaps chinese scientists/satanicts can open portholes in space and time and just take people to their prisons in China, or Hell, which is actually china. Wher they do horrible sins such as organ transplants taking organs from living donors with no anethesia, even eyes, for the amusement of Xi Jing Ping. Making human-animal hybrids, developed mind control technology, forced abaortions and every other Hellish thing they do for satan.

        • China is HELL.

      14. Before the vaccine they demanded a $15 dollar an house minimum wage. After the shutdowns they still won’t got to work for $15, $20 or $25 dollars an hour. Makes you think some just don’t want to work?

        • Why would they want to work if they don’t have to and can do just as well not working?

        • Firstly, emergency planners have already budgeted for National Guardsmen and for replenishment demographics, like from the Philippines, to take the menial jobs.

          Too-big-to-fail businesses favor the quota cases and tax write offs.

          How long do you literally expect to remain hired , at the abnormal rate of pay.

      15. Where did all the workers go?
        It’s called retired, fired and expired! End the mandate!

      16. What about all those migrants coming into America? How can there be a worker shortage? Or are they all on welfare?

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