W. Kamau Bell: Few things say ‘the US economy is broken’ more than this |

 W. Kamau Bell: Few things say ‘the US economy is broken’ more than this |

As many of us excitedly toss off our masks, freshly vaccinated (or freshly faking being vaccinated), and in a hurry to get back to “normal,” there is something decidedly “not normal” going on. We’re in an era of historic job loss, and yet there are jobs available. Except it looks like no one wants them.

These are the kind of jobs that usually aren’t hard to fill … or at least the kind of jobs that people have no other choice but to take. I’m talking about fast-food gigs, and the entry-level positions that traditionally can fill quickly with just a “Help Wanted” sign. But right now, so few people seem interested in these types of roles that IHOP hosted a “National Recruiting Day” in many locations, and Taco Bell made it easier for applicants to interview from their car. A McDonald’s in Florida is said…

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