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Mark Gongloff

The US Military Is Struggling to Hire People, Too

With global tensions rising, this is a bad time for the armed services to be short-staffed.

This could be you.

This could be you.

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The key feature of America’s pandemic recession/recovery/possible second recession has been a shortage of workers to do the hard jobs that keep the economy running smoothly. Nurses, cooks, tradespeople, factory workers — all have been trading up to better-paying jobs or cartoon-ape riches and leaving employers begging.