Labor opportunities are in abundance and if anything the shortage of workers is crippling local companies and their industries. In fact, many employers are raising wages and reducing job requirements to get you. “Retirement of baby boomers will create a shortage of skilled workers in mature economies worldwide, leading to higher wages and lower profits in the next 15 years” says Conference Board. This shortage applies unskilled jobs as well provided the tight labor market. This can be seen in fast-food outlets where there has been a 30 percent decrease in teenage workers between the age of 16 and 19 compared to 18 years ago. This is due to greater emphases on education in teenagers and companies’ refusal to employ young people using marijuana. In skilled jobs, there is an ongoing shortage of nurses and software engineers are being actively recruited at large companies such as Northrop Grumman and General Atomics. Lastly, there has not been new agricultural visa available for years and with the rapidly shrinking labor supply of people coming from Mexico, the agriculture department has also taken a hit. With such openings available in a multitude of fields, San Diego might just be the place to move to.
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