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Labor shortage creates a ‘great time to be an employee’

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: July 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: July 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Bellhop Hunter Reid loads a luggage cart at The Peabody hotel on Monday, July 12. Post-pandemic demand from guests is climbing. But the hotel must limit the reservations it accepts and the number of events and banquets it hosts because of the labor shortage.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Bellhop Hunter Reid loads a luggage cart at The Peabody hotel on Monday, July 12. Post-pandemic demand from guests is climbing. But the hotel must limit the reservations it accepts and the number of events and banquets it hosts because of the labor shortage. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Employers are giving hiring bonuses, creating retention incentives, making work schedules more flexible, raising pay, providing transportation to workers and providing other incentives to fill positions during this tight labor market.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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