U.S. job openings hit record high...

 ...and more workers are quitting. U.S. job openings surged to a record high in March, suggesting that a recent slowdown in hiring was probably the result of employers having difficulties finding qualified workers. The monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey,  also showed more workers voluntarily quit their jobs in March, a sign of confidence in the labor market that economists believe will help to push up wage growth this year. Time to be happy at job

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About 3.3 million Americans voluntarily quit their jobs in March. That number doesn't include those from White House 

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Job openings do not contribute a dime to growth. Filled jobs do. 

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And what about for the rising energy costs?

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That doesn't explain why wages are still stagnant, with 0.4% increase in the past year when accounting for inflation.

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Just now, Cokiga Damke said:

That doesn't explain why wages are still stagnant, with 0.4% increase in the past year when accounting for inflation.

Employers hold all the cards so they don't have to raise wages. and second, many companies are probably reluctant to add costs given that we are likely nearing the end of the cycle and they don't want to add costs before the next recession.

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Just now, Hajga Loma DK said:

Employers hold all the cards so they don't have to raise wages. and second, many companies are probably reluctant to add costs given that we are likely nearing the end of the cycle and they don't want to add costs before the next recession.

and the money they saved on tax is not going for workers or improvement but management

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When employers have positions that they NEED to have filled in order to meet production or growth goals and are unable to find qualified people to fill those positions, they raise wages/salaries in order to attract qualified candidates.

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