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    What Is Causing The Global People Shortage?

    Michael Snyder
    September 29th, 2021
    The End of the American Dream
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    This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream. 

    Did you ever imagine that we would be facing an epic shortage of workers all over the globe in the second half of 2021?  Right now, thousands upon thousands of large companies all over the world are absolutely desperate for workers.

    They are raising wages, they are throwing in extra vacation days and they are even doing away with drug tests, but they still can’t find enough able-bodied people to hire.  At this moment, this is one of the biggest problems that the global economy is facing.  If we simply had enough people to do the jobs that needed to be done, a lot of our glaring supply chain issues would rapidly fade away.

    So why can’t we find enough workers?

    In my entire lifetime, our planet has never had to deal with a severe lack of workers.

    Instead, chronic unemployment was always a huge unsolvable puzzle for global leaders.  Politicians loved to give speeches about finding enough jobs for everyone, and of course, none of them could ever actually accomplish that goal.

    But now here we are in the middle of a pandemic and that puzzle has somehow suddenly been solved?

    That seems rather odd.

    Here in the United States, some of our biggest corporations can’t seem to hire enough people no matter how hard they may try.  For example, things have gotten so bad at FedEx that they are now rerouting 600,000 packages a day

    FedEx Chief Operating Officer Raj Subramaniam said during an earnings call this week that there have been “widespread inefficiencies” in its operation due to “constrained labor markets” which have ultimately forced the company to divert packages.

    There are more than 600,000 packages a day being rerouted across the entire FedEx Ground network, according to Subramaniam.

    If they could find enough workers, this problem would be eliminated.

    But they can’t, and so right now the hub in Portland is operating with only “65% of the staffing needed”

    Subramaniam pointed to the company’s Portland, Oregon, hub as an example, saying it’s running on “65% of the staffing needed to handle its normal volume.”

    Of course, FedEx is far from alone.  According to Fox Business, a desire to hire workers is very widespread right now…

    All 12 industry sectors in the U.S. reported having “hiring intentions at ten-year highs” with plans to bring workers back following the pandemic, according to ManpowerGroup’s Employment Outlook Survey of nearly 45,000 employers around the world.

    “This recovery is unlike any we have seen before with hiring intent picking up much faster than after the previous economic downturn,” ManpowerGroup CEO Jonas Prising said.

    When I have written about the labor shortage previously, some readers have argued that the blame should be pinned on the Biden administration.

    And without a doubt, policy decisions that the Biden administration has made have definitely made the labor shortage in the U.S. even worse.

    But this isn’t just a U.S. phenomenon.

    What many Americans don’t realize is that there is a shortage of labor all over the globe at this moment…

    Some 69% of employers worldwide are having trouble finding the people they need, with countries like India, Romania and Singapore reporting a particularly difficult time hiring. The poll results, which include data from over 45,000 employers from 43 countries and territories, underscores just how desperate companies are getting. While half of them are dangling monetary incentives, 20% are offering non-financial benefits like extra vacation days or, yes, the ability to do (certain) drugs in the employee’s free time without worrying about repercussions.

    Did you ever think that we would see the day when India was complaining about a labor shortage?

    I just looked it up, and Google says that India has 1.366 billion people.

    How in the world can they have a labor shortage?

    Even deeply impoverished countries like Vietnam are experiencing a shortage of labor.  The government recently had to call out the army to help with the rice harvest, and you can see photos of that right here.

    All over the planet, this sort of thing is happening.  At this point, things are so bad that it is being reported that “the global food ecosystem is buckling due to a shortage of staff”

    Whether it’s fruit pickers, slaughterhouse workers, truckers, warehouse operators, chefs or waiters, the global food ecosystem is buckling due to a shortage of staff. Supplies are getting hit and some employers are forced to raise wages at a double-digit pace. That’s threatening to push food prices — already heated by soaring commodities and freight costs — even higher. Prices in August were up 33% from the same month last year, according to an index compiled by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

    In all of recorded history, we have never seen a simultaneous labor shortage all over the globe.

    Just a few years ago, we had way more people than we had jobs.

    So where did all the people go?

    That is a question that all of us should be asking.

    Needless to say, the past few years have turned all of our lives upside down.  The way that national governments have responded to the COVID pandemic has definitely had far-reaching repercussions, and that will continue to be true for the foreseeable future.

    On Sunday, Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that it looks like COVID shots will become a yearly thing

    “The most likely scenario for me, it is because the virus has spread all over the world, that we will continue seeing new variants that are coming out, and also we will have vaccines that will last at least a year. I think the most likely scenario is annual revaccinations, but we need to wait and see the data.”

    We aren’t going to be returning to “normal” any time soon.  In fact, it appears that we will be talking about masks, shots and mandates for many years to come.

    So many people are already paralyzed by fear, but the truth is that our problems are still only in the very early chapters.

    If the globe cannot handle the COVID pandemic, what in the world is going to happen when something far more serious comes along?

    You might want to start thinking about that, because things are only going to get crazier from this point forward.

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      1. Andrea.Iravani. says:

        The Shadow Government of the 501c3s

        It is going to be a very long dark winter if the guilty parties are not charged for the scamdemic and if the 501c3s are not busted for multiple counts of fraud, which are no more of a charity than people’s Facebook pages or Twitter accounts! As shocking as it may be to all of the politicians, government officials,  millionaires, and billionaires with 501c3s, their opinions are just not that valuable to qualify for   being a charitable act. We can’t get rid of them! They caused all of the problems, and now they have set up 501c3s to donate tax deductibly to themselves and heirs and also litter the internet with propaganda and engage in terrorism to manipulate the stock market that their fake charities have invested in. In many cases they are not only fraudulent charity and tax aversion schemes, but daisy chains, pyramid schmemes, stock market manipulation schemes, organized crime rings, and terrorist organizations! Despite many of the individuals with high levels of education, including PhDs, they remain crude and stupid in the most ghastly manner conceivable.

        The government is conning people by claiming that they are raising estate taxes because of the billionaires. It will hit Mom and Pop businesses, family farms, and middle class Americans, and does not increase the million dollar limit in the event of inflation, which is inevitable. There is a high liklihood that in 25 years people will not even be able to buy a house anywhere in America for that price, and there are already many places in America that you cannot buy a house for a million dollars or less, and they are also very small homes or condos.

        Andrea Iravani

      2. Andrea.Iravani. says:

        Looks like able bodied people would like to remain able bodied people and are refusing the lethal injections.

        Andrea Iravani

      3. Andrea.Iravani. says:

        Covid State of Mind, it’s the Concept, Dude!

        I do not believe that 77% have had jabs. Those numbers sound grossly inflated to me. Of course they have every incentive to try to convince people that they are a freaked out anomaly if they refuse it attempting to use peer pressure. I will not succumb to peer pressure, particularly when it is done by functionally illiterate, mentally incompetent serial criminal psychopaths. It is kind of like saying, everyone else joined a street gang. Do you really want to be alone? If you join a street gang you will not be alone. Aka, if everyone else jumped off of a bridge, would you jump off of a bridge?

        As usual, the numbers appear to be a complete farce. There are 73 million Americans under the age of 18 and 25 million Americans between the ages of 11 and 17 years old.

        There are also many Americans that object to these shots that are adults. 

        Of course it would not be surprising in the very least if they deliberately gave those that they consider to be their adversaries lethal shots and those that they approve of saline solution. I would not put anything past them. I wouldn’t trust them to tell anyone the truth either. Why would they suddenly stop lying? 

        I guess that the science is supposed to be more of a state of mind than anything else!

        Well I’ll be damned! They are lying about the statstics again! Knock me over with a feather! The numbers once again are supposed to be what ever you want to believe that they are apparently!

        Google Search results:

        CDC Data: Coronavirus Vaccine Coverage Lowest Among 12-15-Year-Olds – › News › Health News
        Jul 14, 2021 · Sixty-five percent of Americans ages 12 and older have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose, according to the most recent data …
        U.S. ramps up youth vaccinations as school year kicks off | Reuters › world › half-12-17-year-olds-had-least-one-covid-19-v…
        Aug 27, 2021 · Half of children aged 12 to 17 have received at least their first vaccination dose against COVID-19, and that age group has the fastest …
        COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 12–17 Years — United States, December 14, 2020–July 31, 2021 | MMWR – CDC › mmwr › volumes
        Sep 3, 2021 · As of July 31, 2021, coverage with ≥1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine among adolescents aged 12–17 years was 42%, and 32% had completed the series …
        KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: Parents and the Pandemic – Kaiser Family Foundation › coronavirus-covid-19 › poll-finding › kff-covid-19-vaccin…
        Aug 11, 2021 · Six in ten parents who have received the vaccine themselves say their 12-17 year-old is vaccinated, compared to just 4% of unvaccinated parents.
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        KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor Dashboard – Kaiser Family Foundation › coronavirus-covid-19 › kff-covid-19-vaccine-monitor-dash…
        Among parents of children ages 12-17, for whom the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is currently authorized, 41% now say their child has received at least one dose … Coronavirus · June poll · Report finds
        Millions of teens will head back to school unvaccinated – CNN › 2021/07/23 › health › how-many-teens-vaccinated-covid-…
        Jul 23, 2021 · About 7 million adolescents, ages 12 to 17, have been fully vaccinated so far, according to the latest data published Thursday by the US Centers …
        Southern states lag in teen vaccinations while Northeast surges, a month after FDA clears shots for 12 and up – NBC News › health › health-news › southern-states-lag-teen-vacci…
        Jun 11, 2021 · According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just over 7.1 million 12- to 17-year-olds have had at least one Covid-19 shot. Last …

        Andrea Iravani

      4. Andrea.Iravani. says:

        What would you calculate the odds of the roughly 70 million functionally illiterate people in InfraGard, NSA-National Sherrifs Association, and COPS- Community Organized Policing Services engaging in sadistic organized crime and terrorism are of getting anything right?

        My guess would be zero percent.

        Andrea Iravani

      5. Andrea.Iravani. says:

        The Vulgarians- Overly Certified and Overly Empowered Nit Wits

        The surveillance state of InfraGard, COPS, and other international spies have perpetrated an enormous total life gang rape on me, being the equivalent of Helen Keller being gang raped non stop for over seven years with the addition of her being paralyzed. This is apparently some sort of ritualistic murder by the medical mafia and surveillance state being performed on me. Occultist ritualistic murder is evidently now all the rage, and has even euphemistically gone viral with the scamdemic, since covid-19 does not exist. It is also sardonic and macbre in tone. They are sadists that relish in the torturing of innocent victims. Extremely Satanic in nature, and by those Satanists who believe that Jesus died so that they could sin which is not a Christianity but hedonism.

        Ray McGovern refers to the MICCIMATT, military, industrial, corporate, congressional, intelligence, media, academia, think tank. Not sure why he does not call a spade a spade and say that it is InfraGard and COPS. McGovern neglects to include that in addition to those organizations, it also includes state and local governments,  police departments, and any other loser with nothing better to do with their life. It is a Gestapo surveillance, organized crime, and terrorist cult. 

        The surveillance state has demonstrated a mass psychogenic illness and fugue of hyper-parnoia, narcissism, and psychopathy, believing that they are entitled to violate the rights of others, to the point of engaging in serial criminality, parasitism, and mass deception as life styles, similar to what occured under Adolf Hitler, Mao, and Stalin.

        They are functionally illiterate, talentless, mentally incompetent serial criminal psychopaths. They would not have done this to me if that was not true.

        I am just superior to you, and also more intelligent than you. Just accept it and admit it. If you believe that some people are not better than other people then tweet or publicize that you are no better than Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer.

        Despite that many of the individuals have high levels of education, including PhDs, they remain crude and stupid in the most ghastly and vulgar manner conceivable, engaging in the scamdemic and propaganda, or the concealment of it in the very least. You can’t purchase intelligence. You either have it, or you don’t. 

        I know my rights, and I know the law, which is the constitution, and I know that what you have done to me has been totally illegal, sadistic, and a violation of my rights, and you do too, which is why you refuse to admit what you have done to me! It is NOT OK! I am not community property, and I am NOT Your Merchandise! Who in the hell do you think you are?! You belong in prison for life! Only a crazy person would want anything to do with people that have done that to them! I am not a crazy person!

        For the other victims suffering from Havana syndrome, this is resulting from short wave radio signals. They are frequency specific to RFIDs illegally implanted by the medical mafia while unconscious through the ears, and nose, and dental implants.  I cannot leave my house since it is broken into everytime that I leave, and people are trying to murder me, so I have not left my home for years, nor can I order things online because of people using vault7 hacking tools on me, but, what needs to be done, I have theorized is just to buy a shortwave radio and a ham radio and find the frequency and broadcast from that frequency. I asked if people would buy these for me years ago from people that I knew but they refused to help me, despite the numerous times that they came to my house and ate my food. Of course I would have paid them for the items. I asked today too. Maybe you will have better luck than I have had.

        All of this once again proves, as someone once said, that it’s the things you think you know that just aren’t so, that get you, and I learned during the most vulnerable time in my adult life, after a rapid succession of personal tragedies and losses through no fault of my own that I doubt that most people would be capable of surviving, that people that I believed were decent, respectable, legitimate people, and even foolishly believed that they were my friends, not only quickly abandoned me, but joined in on the sadistic crime spree on my life in many of those instances, hoping to subsume me and dominate me. I am not asking to dominate anyone, in saying that I am better than some people. I am just pointing out the obvious, and the people that did this to me were obviously part of the surveillance state which I refuse to submit to, and I am unquestionably better than the people in the surveillance state. That is just a matter of fact.

        I had come up with the solution for proving the fraud of the scamdemic, over a year ago. The narcissistic injury was just too much to bear by those that I had informed in media, healthcare, education, and government, to have to concede to themselves that I am intellectually superior to them was just more than they were willing to do to end it all. It was an injury that they could not bear to withstand, and the world has dearly payed the price for their massively overinflated, narcissistic, authoritarian egoes! Of course nobody would ever make the ridiculous claim that everyone is equally intelligent. Those that have demonstrated to be monstrously intellectually inferior to me, in addition to being corrupt, are demanding respect that they do not deserve at all, and are asking to be treated equally. It is a heinous, disgusting, and revolting sense of entitlement on their part! Of course they are all narcissistic, authoritarians, that have serial criminal lifestyles, so it is hardly surprising. It is the narcissistic nature of the authoritarian ego. If someone has a solution to a major problem, and they are ignored because they are not part of the authoritarian circle, then obviously those in positions of authority are totally unworthy of those positions!

        The Final Solution

        Or, The Media, Health Care sector, and Government Could Do Their Jobs!

        I Have been Telling Everyone How To End It for Over a Year ! Everyone is Just too Full of Themselves to Admit that I Came Up With a Way to End it Rather Than Yourselves Or, Maybe You Really Don’t Want It to End! Maybe You Want the Killing To Continue While You Ride Both Sides of the Gravy Train! Your Egoes Will Kill You! 

        All positive covid-19 tests are categorically false for the following reasons:

        1.) Covid-19 has not been isolated. The CDC has confessed that it does not have the genetic sequence to covid-19, or even SARS, for that matter.

        2.) All RT-PCR tests have been contiminated with N1, N2, and N3. N represents the highly prevalent enzyme known as neuraminidaise Neuraminidase is referrenced in influenzas, such as H1N1, H1N2, H1N3, etc. The test makers claim that these are primers, but they are contaminants. You could test distilled water and it could reveal a positive test result.

        3.) RT-PCR tests reverse transcribe RNA into DNA. All corona viruses are RNA viruses and do not contain any DNA what so ever. You cannot claim that you have identified something for what it is by turning it into something that it is not!

        The fact that everyone involved has ignored these basic indisputable scientific facts reveals that they are guilty of fraud, racketeering, willful misconduct, and/or functional illiteracy.

        It is not enough or the equivalent to say that the CDC admits that the test results are not reliable. That implies that it was unforseeable and was learned through discovery in hind sight, but they are scientifically incapable of producing accurate results for the reasons that I stated, and that constitutes willful misconduct, fraud, mal practice, and/or functional illiteracy. 

        “Low Life! You Fell In Love With Your Ego! It Did Not Fit In the Plan!” – Public Image Limited 

        I am superior to you, obviously! Just accept it and admit it! You have no other choice!

        Is the world over populated? Yes. Will forcefully depopulating the planet solve the world’s problems? No. It will not. There still remains the issue of nuclear waste that will not go away and will only get worse, and you are too functionally illiterate to comprehend it, and to mentally incompetent to grasp the big picture, and the entirity of it all. So get out of my way, sit down, and shut up. You are only making everything worse! You are overly certified and overly empowered nit wits that the world can do without, though not all have been exalted by the brain washing concentration camp university pompous ass professors as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have proven, and the world can do without them as well. All of you have God-complexes and have decided to force your will upon the world without consent and through deception.

        For the record, Alan MacLeod has not contacted me, nor anyone else from Mintpressnews over Havana Syndrome. It is a covidian cultist and pro-Marxist website for the most part. Alan MacLeod had an article featured on Global Research today on Havana Syndrome, which I have been reporting to be a victim of. Obviously RFIDs implanted in people being blasted with shortwave radio signals non-stop is unhealthy for anyone. McCleod does not acknowledge my hypothesis, but MacCleod does not acknowledge the scamdemic either. MacLeod suggests that some of the individuals ( most likely me ) are mentally ill, and suffering from mass psychogenic illness, even though I do not know a sinlge individual that is experiencing what I am, and I have already made my views clear on mass psychogenic illnesses and fugues, and who it is that suffers from them.

        Stop hacking! It is obviously part of your occultist murder ritual!

        Andrea Iravani

      6. Andrea.Iravani. says:

        Since I have read articles online published on various websites by white supremists, I have noticed that they are not really white supremists at all, because they also hate every white person that has a different opinion on anything than they do.

        Obviously, there is a diffference between an opinion and a fact, although most people are no longer willing to acknowledge the distinction between the two, because if someone gets the facts wrong, and it is pointed out to them, their feelings are hurt, which is now apparently the worst crime against humanity that anyone can commit.

        Andrea Iravani

      7. Darth Skippy says:

        “…things are only going to get crazier from this point forward.”

        When the “infrastructure” budget is passed.

        • Anonymous says:

          Biden tells us it will cost nothing, make everything cheaper, and provide lots and lots of good paying employment.

          Only one thing to do, pass it so we can find out what’s in it and how it works in practice.

      8. Dave42 says:

        I studied work flow management and systems automation, implemented hundreds of automation systems for Motorola.
        In the basic formulas for calculated man hours the productivity factor of the man hour includes an amplifier Energy. So reduction of energy used causes a exponential reduction in productivity. As productivity per man hour is reduced the total man hour required for a task is increased.
        The real underlying issue is the increase of energy cost by artificial reasons causing less productivity.
        The secondary factor is cost per unit work when the availability of capital for systems is reduced or increases in cost the available capitalization for work units is reduced.
        The two factors cost per unit work and available capital per unit work make up a triangle with the third leg being work to be done. The area of the triangle is total completed task.
        SO when you increase energy cost and finance cost you reduce task and benefit from task.
        To fix you make energy more available and lower cost and finance more available at lower cost.
        The result is the number of affordable man hours is increased and the total benefit from task is increased.
        For the supplier of finance, man hours, and energy total volume of benefit is increased profiting everyone.

      9. Woogie says:

        Biden’s death vaccine mandates for all businesses over 100 employess Forced people to leave and many Vaxxed are too sick to work. Auto-immune disease will take more lives with a cytokine storm with hundreds of millions dying. No need to ask unless you have been living under a rock for two years.

        The unvaxxed purebloods will be the only ones left to save humanity because the Vaxxed including their children will die off from this pathogenic vaccine and those who barely survive will be sterile.

      10. Andrea.Iravani. says:

        This is where America is rapidly heading towards:

        It is just not possible for people to prepare for what this country is about to face. 

        I know people that have lived through failed states. Those that think that they’ve got it all figured out will undoubtedly be in for the shock of their lives.

        Many in the prepper community have had the outrageous hubris to think that they will somehow come out on top, and have been openly advocating online for societal collapse and total chaos, believing and calling for others to topple the system for them as useful idiots, so that they can assume command and control, which I guarantee that they will fail, strictly based on their character. They are deviant, manipulative, corrupt, power hungry, conniving tyants. Sane, intelligent people will not want to have anything to do with them, and will also realize that when the character of the nation has rotted to the extent that it has, nobody can fix this, and will also shy away from leadership roles. So that leaves the crazies, the idiots, and the tyrants, once again taking over. Sane, honest, intelligent people know that in order for what has transpired in our country to occur, it requires that the majority of the population is corrupt, crazy, and stupid, like it was under Adolf Hitler, and the reigns of many other evil tyrants throughout history.

        Andrea Iravani

      11. Crabby says:

        Tried getting a job ? I know people that have applied for many jobs yet they do not get set on , it’s a scam !

      12. There will be shortages of everything including people. Many will starve and freeze to death this winter due to the world energy crisis. If they manage to survive this winter many will starve next year.

        The fertilizer manufacturers are shutting down due to shortage of natgas. China has cut off exports of fertilizer and phosphate due to shortages of electricity to manufacture due to coal shortages. The world cannot support billions without the Haber Bosch system of making fertilizer from natgas. The soil is dead from pesticides and overuse without it. Before Haber Bosch they mined guano from offshore islands for fertilizer. The US imports it’s phosphate, mostly from China.

        Russia has cut back on natgas exports to Europe and UK because they need it to fill their storage for winter. See geologist Jeffrey Brown’s Export Land Model that shows that as hydrocarbon availability slows, the producers will start to use what they formerly exported, for their domestic needs and there will be less and less to sell to non producing countries.

        This is the impending energy cliff the whole world is facing that will liquidate billions of people. Unless you can live completely self sustaining, you too will likely be swept up along with the other unfortunates.

        If you heat with LPG you would be wise to get yours now. It will be very expensive and dear later this year. Natgas users will be squeezed, too. The higher the price goes overseas, the higher it will go here. The market is international. The natgas here is about 25% of what it is overseas but if the international oilcos can make more money converting natgas to LNG and shipping it overseas you will be paying that higher price, too.

        Or maybe you would like an EO saying the resources here will be used for the American people and not shipped overseas? But that would be just like Venezuela did and all y’all cried socialist so I guess you won’t say that?

      13. Anonymous says:

        What’s in all those shipping containers? Probably a lot of worthless plastic junk.

      14. Jockojy says:

        Look at the world population. There is no shortage of people, just a shortage of workers. The depopulation program is eliminating the wrong people, the workers.