Saturday, August 25, 2007

Labor shortage in the West

Managers are desparate to hire qualified workers throughout the US's mountain states. The most valuable resource - people - is increasing in value. The article has lots of stories of job openings going unfilled. AP News We are at Whistler ski resort in British Columbia, Canada and I have seen "help wanted" signs this week. That's unheard of near the end of the high season. Why? Baby boomers are retiring and moving to Montana and other states. They need homes constructed or rebuilt. They buy goods and services. Increased demand. But these states have generally had lower pay, so young people move away. Thus the shortage. This is prosperity. Blame Bush.

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