Why Are American Industries Still Struggling To Find Workers?
The United States is now experiencing huge job growth, with more job openings than people unemployed. And yet, several industries still struggle to find workers.
While wages haven’t been keeping up with the rising cost of consumer goods, the industries that are suffering the most actually pay good salaries in addition to benefits, and yet, they continue to face difficulties finding workers.
Construction, one of the most impacted fields, is suffering greatly, with young Americans not interested in the physically demanding work, making it difficult for the industry to find replacements for the aging workforce. And as President Donald Trump cracks down on immigration, legal or otherwise, the situation may worsen, as a growing number of workers who are willing to take on the demanding job are often immigrants.
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Trump Cheers Harley Boycott, Ignores Tariffs Are Taxes On Consumers
President Donald Trump hosted members of “Bikers for Trump” the past week, and then later took to Twitter to claim that there are a lot of customers planning on boycotting Harley-Davidson if their plans to move production overseas materialize.
Despite saying this piece of news was “great,” the reality is that the calls for boycott come after the president forced the company’s hand.
After the president imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico, the EU retaliated, imposing tariffs on €2.8 billion ($3.2 billion) products. Harley motorcycles included.
The American company claims that in the United States, they have seen the demand for their bikes wane over time, but in Europe, the interest grew.
According to the manufacturer, they could lose up to $100 million a year if they remained in the United States, so moving the production abroad could help them save money, and what’s better, not transfer the added cost of doing business on consumers.
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