(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The Democrats still refuse to accept that their refusal to withdraw additional unemployment benefits is causing a huge labor shortage, even as companies and government agencies offer increasingly tempting bonuses and rewards for getting back to work.
The latest example comes from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is reportedly offering $1,000 hiring bonuses in an effort to hire an additional 6,000 people to screen passengers in airports. The agency is looking to onboard the new employees by September of this year.
According to a spokeswoman from the TSA, roughly 4,000 new screeners have already been hired.
CNBC reported that travelers in airports in Charlotte, North Carolina, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Texas, Austin, have been advised to arrive at the airport as much as three hours early to ensure that they can board their planes in time owing to exceptionally long lines.
A further $54 billion in federal aid was granted by the government to avoid laying off workers when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but airlines still needed to cut staff to save money as the pandemic continued through 2020 and 2021.
A labor shortage wasn’t too much of a problem for the airline industry during the pandemic, as the number of people traveling dropped significantly. However, as more people fly, the lack of workers is proving to be a huge problem for the industry.
Earl Heffintrayer, the senior airport analysts for Moody’s Investors Service, said that airports even in regular times have difficulty getting people to want to work there.
In mid-June, daily passengers in the United States reached 2 million – that’s around the same level as 2019, pre-pandemic.
Perhaps if the Democrats stopped offering people huge sums of money to stay at home, the airline industry wouldn’t be struggling so much…