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JOHN UNREIN
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Help
wanted
I was pleased when our youngest announced he had taken a job,
his first, as a checker at a local supermarket.
Even with no experience, his starting wage was well above
minimum - and light years from the $3.35 I earned in 1987 at B&R in Lincoln, Ne.
And I had to put in months as a sacker before I got a chance to check, grumble grumble.
If my son needs a day off and doesn't remember (or bother) to tell his manager until a day
or two before, it's " No problem! "
If he fills in for someone on short notice, it's " Here's a bonus! "
Yep, the nation's grocery stores are still desperate for workers.
According to the Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2022 report from Arlington, Va.-based
FMI - The Food Industry Association, in 2021 the turnover rate for food retail employees
was 48%. For grocery stores' supplier partners, it was 29%.
That was better than in 2020, when the supermarket turnover rate hit 58%. But it's still
well above pre-pandemic numbers.
And the labor shortages are not just at the store level - they're pervasive throughout the
supply chain.
Further, store-level employees have been on the front lines of COVID for at least two and
a half years, as have those working in distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, and
truck drivers.
" It will take significant industry collaboration to develop creative solutions to the labor
shortages we are facing, " said FMI's Mark Baum.
My son starting checking the day he started working - his trainer bagged for him and
talked him through any problems he had.
Less than three months after taking the part-time job, he was already training others. And
we're frequently updated on the revolving door of workers just since he started.
I've told him that if he sticks to it and everyone else around him quits, he could be CEO
one day.
Doubtful. Let's just hope that by the time you read this, he's still working there.
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