Not Everyone Can Be a TikTok Star. Let’s Get Back to Work

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Washington Examiner June 7, 2021

May’s jobs report shows signs of labor-market acceleration, but it’s also clear that people are still sitting on the sidelines. The United States added 559,000 jobs in May, below the 671,000 forecast. This follows the disastrous April jobs report that added 266,000 jobs after economists predicted 1 million. Even with a record of more than 8.12 million open jobs, unemployment remains at 5.8%.

The size of the labor force has declined, and it’s clear we still have a labor shortage. Is it possible some people just don’t want to go back to work? After all, millions are making more money collecting an extra $300 each week in federally enhanced unemployment benefits. Others point to childcare challenges and fears of the virus for not returning to their jobs, despite schools and daycares reopening and about 50% of U.S. adults being at least halfway vaccinated.

Meanwhile, nearly half of millennials and Gen Z workers say they will consider quitting if they have to return to their office simply because they prefer the flex hours. This should concern us. Fifty-four percent say they would become internet influencers given the opportunity.

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Dawson Jordan
Creative Director

Dawson is an exciting addition to the Better Together Team. Since graduating college in 2015 from Florida Gulf Coast University with his bachelor’s degree in Business Management he has managed to create a successful career for himself as a self-employed freelance videographer/photographer. He has recently relocated back to his hometown in SWFL and is excited to join the team as the Creative Director to help us tell the Better Together story. Dawson is passionate about telling stories through a creative lens, especially when it comes to seeing families stay together and for individuals to thrive and become the best version of themselves. When Dawson is not in the office he likes to hang out with his friends, workout, and watch sports.