Labor shortage: Laid off workers aren’t returning to jobs because they make more on unemployment

Help wanted signs abound in downtown Palo Alto. File photo.

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Some Palo Alto businesses are still fighting for survival through the pandemic as business owners compete with the state and federal unemployment benefits through the pandemic.

“We’re having trouble finding everybody in all the restaurants,” restaurateur Rob Fischer, who owns four restaurants …

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  1. This $300/wk payment is just a trial balloon for a guaranteed minimum income program. Can’t wait for the day when I’m paid for not working. A job is a drag!

  2. It shouldn’t be surprising that someone making more on unemployment would be reluctant to return to the unpleasant toiling of a job. It is unfortunate that liberals prefer to wallow in emotion, than engage in linear thinking.

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