The expiration of the payroll tax holiday is definitely hitting people. I did, however, find the last example a little weak. The gal making 15-16K a year perhaps can’t afford Whole Foods either way…. It will be interesting to also hear how hours come into the mix as time. My relatives who run fast food restaurants have had to cut hours to under 30 due to Obamacare and have reported that so have all the other min. wage businesses in their town.
including Toys R Us,Target, Kmart, Sears, and many more. I’ve applied to over 100 jobs just since last June. Those are just companies that HAD posted jobs.That doesn’t include the companies who *didn’t* have any openings.The problem is that you still have to know someone ‘on the inside’ in order to get your foot in the door.