A lot of these vacant jobs still pay nowhere near enough to start a family, even if you work two or three of them. There are almost always no benefits and putting in 16-18 hour days six, even seven days per week renders one ineligible for Medicaid or other programs like SNAP. I’m not trying to excuse laziness, but if a man practically ruins his health and has no time for his potential wife, what incentive is there to work? Especially if he can survive in relative comfort in mother’s basement? Aside from being a bit musty, one can make a pretty nice man cave, or she shed, for that matter. The people who will take these jobs are likely to be those who have to support themselves, as in live in a dingy rented room or live in a tent on the sidewalk. Illegals take them, also because they can’t get welfare of any sort except a public hospital cannot turn them away or even require their real name.
There are certainly people who’ve lost their jobs, homes, and used up their savings due to Covid closures, older folks who want and need to work, but the sort of jobs needing workers require physical strength and stamina, which many older people lack. As a 61 year old with health issues, I cannot be a waitress or do work requiring me to stand for hours or lift heavy objects. Someone suggested I apply at an Amazon warehouse. I looked it up on line and saw immediately there was no way I could do the work. Running all over a cement floor, climbing ladders to get merchandise, keeping pace with a tracking device, limited bathroom breaks, 10 hour shifts…when I use a cane? I don’t think so!
There is no demand for white collar jobs, especially those that can be done fully or partially from home. Those that do exist want young, computer savvy people. The upper middle class and wealthy made out like bandits from Covid—of course this was part of the plan. They moved in droves out of big cities to suburbs and up class semi-rural communities. The cities have been left to the poor and disaffected libtards, to the homeless and fentanyl addicts.
I’m looking within the next five years, probably less, for an almost complete economic collapse, not just the US, but worldwide, maybe only the few primitive tribes in the Amazon or Papua New Guinea will be unaffected. Anyone up for a missionary/survivalist trip?