How to build your own Amazon warehouse job (part 2)
The biggest job market in the US is Amazon’s, with jobs available in the hundreds of thousands, with thousands of jobs per week.
But even with this massive, outsourced workforce, it’s difficult to find a job that’s suited to someone with a bachelor’s degree in business, finance or even the humanities.
Amazon’s hiring freeze, announced last week, is the latest move to stymie those looking to fill the openings that have emerged.
The US unemployment rate, at 7.5%, has dropped to a 16-year low, and there is no indication that jobless Americans are coming back.
But with jobs in a steady state, the jobs that exist are not being filled.
In a way, this is the opposite of the US economy.
It’s the reverse of a boom and bust cycle, with more and more jobs going unfilled, and a few still looking for work, but the ones who are looking for jobs are often in the wrong jobs.
When Amazon first announced its hiring freeze in August, it was a sign that the US was heading towards a second recession.
But now, as Amazon’s workforce has been shrinking, the US workforce has shrunk as well, and it’s clear that this is a sign of things to come.
The US has the highest unemployment rate in the developed world at 12.3%, and while the US unemployment system has been improving over the last year, it remains woefully out of sync with the rest of the world.
One in three people unemployed in the United States is a member of the youth.
For those looking for a career change, it could be easier to find one in the UK, where the job market is still relatively healthy.
With a low unemployment rate and a stable labour market, the UK is a more attractive option than the US, with the UK’s unemployment rate hovering around 4% for the past two years, well below the national rate of 7.1%.
The UK also has the lowest inflation rate, and has one of the lowest unemployment rates of any major developed country.
So while the UK may not have as many job openings, the opportunities are still plentiful.
Amazon’s hiring freezes are another sign that it has decided that the country is headed in the right direction, but it’s unclear whether this trend will last.
There are still millions of jobs available on the market, but a growing number of people aren’t taking them up, and that’s a good thing.