How is it that we have 8 billion people on Earth, and yet it seems like almost all businesses and services are short-staffed?
Of the 8 billion people, not all of them are employable….children, sick folks, elder folks, etc or those who do not work for a business with staff…
Besides the underpaid employees, this is similar to the question “When there are people starving, why do we throw away so much food everyday?”.
The areas of high population density (such as India and China) have a lot of unemployment as there is a huge supply of unskilled labour. The richer countries have far fewer people and hence fewer supply of this labour.
There are a lot of retirees. Some jobs require masters for janitorial work. Lots of places dobt pay fair wages.
Its a workers market.
Millennials and gen z are the kind of people that don’t want to work 60 hours a week with no life. Especially since you can’t buy a house in today’s market.
Because they are not evenly distributed.
60% of everyone lives in Asia, another 17% in Africa, 9.6% in Europe and 7.6% in North America, 5.5% in South America and 0.5% Oceania.
You are most likely from North America or Europe where the population growth has been stagnant for decades.
Now another factor is that not everyone is qualify for every job. And there might be no qualified personal in where the job is.
Another reason is that the business is unwilling to provide proper compensation for that job. It might just be more profitable to operate understaffed for them.
Another thing is that the number of young people has not been going up with population growth. The number of old people is going up.
Its simply because business don’t want to pay for employees. The big bosses in charge always want to see financial growth, even if it means trimming people from jobs. That way, the payroll is a few hundred dollars cheaper but their own pays and bonuses can remain intact.
This almost always collapses in on itself, since you have less people doing more work. This is how you get strikes.
But the take away is short-staffing is always, 100% of the time, because business are prioritizing profits over people.