The advent of a new year inspires a great deal of reflection and anticipation. Many of us will evaluate our personal and professional progress over the past 12 months and set new goals for the upcoming year. The same is true for “The Third Degree;” this installment will look back at some posts to provide additional resources related to the topics discussed. It will also look ahead to preview topics to be covered in future posts.
A January 16, 2018 article in USA Today reports that tightening labor markets have “provided a financial boon to many full-time employees, who are notching lots of overtime…”
In the January 18, 2018 episode of NPR’s The Indicator from Planet Money podcast, called “The Beigies,” was a story about a manufacturing company in the northeast US, originally published in the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book.
"Another industrial firm had 20 unfilled openings in a plant with 100 employees and said they were making up for it with significant overtime. When asked why they didn’t increase wages to fill the openings, the contact said they would have to pay all the existing workers more which would be uneconomic."
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