Some workers recently left Haworth’s factory in the nearby town of Ludington for hospitality jobs, Ms. Harten said. Haworth is advertising assembly jobs for $14 at that facility—the same starting pay rate at a nearby Wendy’s restaurant. “Manufacturing can be taxing,” said Ms. Harten, who also believes enhanced Covid-19 unemployment benefits are discouraging some people from taking open jobs.
Say it with me kids. "Labor shortage. Layyyyyyyyybor shortage. Labor. Labor shortage. Any of you little fucks uses the word 'wages' again and I'll rinse your mouth out with soap."