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MIAMI, FL - MARCH 10: A Now Hiring sign is seen as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nonfarm payrolls increased by 235,000 in February and the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in the first full month of President Donald Trump's term on March 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Word is there’s a shortage of workers in the United States…

One Florida man claims he’s applied to 60 entry-level jobs in the past few months and to his surprise he’s only been called for just one interview.

Joey Holz says he first heard of the labor shortage last year when he was donating plasma at a clinic in Fort Meyers. “The guy went on this rant about how he can’t find help and he can’t keep anybody in his medical facility because they all quit over the stimulus checks,” Holz says. “And I’m like, ‘Your medical professionals quit over $1,200 checks? That’s weird.'”

After hearing several other complaints about a lack of workers, Holz decided to conduct an experiment: he sent out applications to 60 employers, all offering entry-level, minimum wage jobs. The only interview to come out of it was with a construction company that was offering $8.65 an hour to start. “Fifty-eight applications says y’all aren’t desperate for workers, you just miss your slaves,” Holz says.

If there’s a labor shortage, why didn’t Holz receive more calls? Have you tried to find a job in recent months?


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