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Why does California have the highest jobless rate in the country?

Original post made on Dec 13, 2021

Several factors are contributing, including the state's slow-to-rebound leisure and hospitality sectors. High quit rates suggest workers are optimistic they can find better jobs.

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Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 13, 2021 at 5:05 pm

Native to the BAY is a registered user.

The list of qualifications and experience needed in a para-professional job description is near insane during our pandemic. Not sure if those writing and posting these jobs are working remotely or it’s generated by an algorithm — near outlandish non human . It is exhausting slogging through the paragraphs of unnecessary jargon describing the job. Critically, not one I have seen lists the ability to wear a mask for hours on end without a breathing break as necessary to getting the position “mandatory masks required” . Jobs finally list lifting requirements up to so many pounds a day. Jobs must include the ability for one to mask for multiple hours a day to get good candidates. This is the elephant in the room needed for clear understanding and communication with our pandemic induced labor force. This us especially necessary for the over 59 years of age set who wear glasses . All job descriptions and the length taken to write every detail about the position, yet the very reality of required masking is missing from job postings. Also get real about all the changes now in any job. How about “This is not a remote, working from home position.” or “we will work to make flexible hours and breaks based on mask mandates on all sales, service, receptionist and retail jobs”. or simply “Masks provided.” Punching a clock, legal breaks, lifting and now masks... lets get real. It is really bad for those who were unemployed prior to pandemic ... it’s evolutionary and now a part if the job — masks. The young are so much more adaptable to our pandemic labor force.


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