Kansas City Shuffle: Unemployment Benefits Expired On Labor Day

The party is over. 

So much free money printed over the past year has now run out and the plebs are in a worse spot than before . . . Meanwhile, another surge of the plague is underway and the economy has fundamentally changed over the past year. 

What sucks even worse is that we know a great many people who never earned very many benefits and were forced to work throughout the rise of COVID. 

Similarly . . . 

Medical pros and first responders justifiably earn a great deal of esteem from MSM . . . However, customer-facing front line workers endured nothing more or less than a litany of abuse from all sides and now must confront a worsening job market. 

And so . . . 

Whilst the middle-class is locked into high-end jobs wherein witty e-mails and zoom banter can secure a living wage . . . Everybody else without a b.s. job is forced to risk their biscuit or look for a nice local camping spot and a sub-zero sleeping bag. 

Moreover . . .

The advantage now, slowly, moves back to low-wage employers as broke-ass locals with no options will likely shuffle back to dead-end jobs and greedy bosses who would one day like to hire robots without realizing that advances in automation are also working against middle-managers, the medical industry, the legal profession, quite a few technicians and even quick-service gruel dispensaries along with all manner of places that profit handsomely from human misery by way of grease pit.

Accordingly, we share a bevy of news links that offer a bit of foreshadowing indicating a tough 4th quarter for the working poor in Kansas City.

And then some . . . 

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

UMKC economics professor says work-life balance contributes to lack of labor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Long wait lines and countless 'We're Hiring' signs blanket the Kansas City metro, making it feel like most businesses are short-staffed. "With the restaurants, half the tables seem to be open but there's still two-hour waits, but there's not enough staff," said Patrick Pucelik, who's visiting Kansas City, Missouri, from Omaha.

Hiring problems persist for Kansas City businesses as US celebrates Labor Day

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - There's no shortage of job opportunities in Kansas City and across the U.S. on this Labor Day, especially in the hospitality and restaurant industry. While many people enjoyed the holiday off, others were working over-time and on over-drive because of staffing shortages.

Unemployed Kansans lose federal benefits under CARES Act

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All federal pandemic unemployment programs under the CARES Act ended Saturday, but some Kansans still are waiting on payments already owed. Wichita resident Bill Hawley said he hasn't been paid since December 2020 and can't get answers about his claim.

Pandemic unemployment benefits end for 7M Americans on Labor Day

More than 7 million out-of-work Americans are poised to lose all of their unemployment benefits this week as three federal programs put in place in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic expired on Monday.

Jobless Americans left scrambling after pandemic unemployment benefits end

April Stokes wants to go back to work. An optician by trade, Stokes was employed at Henry Ford OptimEyes until the coronavirus struck and school closed for her two young children.

As Federal Unemployment Benefits End, Employers Still Struggle To Fill Vacancies

When New York City lifted indoor dining restrictions for bars and restaurants in May, Megan Rickerson looked forward to finally hiring back bartenders and filling several other positions that had been eliminated during the shutdown. "We needed two people in the kitchen and the very least a dishwasher, barback, busser," said Rickerson, owner of the Someday Bar in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

What The End Of Unemployment Aid Means For The Job Market And Economy

Millions of Americans are losing a lifeline as pandemic unemployment benefits expire. Research suggests the loss of aid won't do much to push people back to work, but may lead to a drop in spending.

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