Well, the media is all in a lather about an impending recession. Bushwa is a socially acceptable word for bull***.
We don’t buy recession talk. We think we might be seeing a slowdown in growth, but that’s it. Our clients have not, by and large slowed a bit.
One of them said to me the other day, the only constraint on me is lack of quality people to work. If he had more, he’d grow more. He can streamline processes a bit, but not much.
Where are we going to get more folks? Maybe some more coming back into the labor force. Maybe some more from immigration. The immigrants have to have some skills, though.
If the USA were to do my border questionnaire, that might be a start in matching people with jobs. If they’re matched, buy ’em a plane ticket and find ’em a place to live, even if it is at the YMCA until they get settled.
If they have friends and family in their resettlement area, so much the better.
Have them check in with an immigration or customs officer in the area when they get there, and keep track of the immigrants. Let’s make ’em feel welcome.
It’s called ‘onboarding’ in the private sector.