Where have all the WORKERS gone?

The desperate shortage of willing workers may well be short lived - we have daily freight pick-up with FEDEX (ex TNT) - a month ago were desperately recruiting new drivers as they just could not keep up to demand - fast forward a month and they are now rationalizing routes - ie not enough freight moving to warrant existing movements - so staff being sent on holidays etc.

We have daily pick-up with Aust Post - a month ago all vans overflowing each day and most drivers working extra shifts when ever they want - fast forward a month and vans almost empty each day - ask the drivers how is it? Standard answer is everybody is quiet no business anywhere

Clearly RBA wanted to put brakes on economy well it has certainly achieved that from where we sit.
 
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We have daily pick-up with Aust Post - a month ago all vans overflowing each day and most drivers working extra shifts when ever they want - fast forward a month and vans almost empty each day - ask the drivers how is it? Standard answer is everybody is quiet no business anywhere
It’s quietened off a bit but some areas are still flat out. The premium freight is still going strong and even though it has dipped a touch in the last fortnight it’s still above pre pandemic levels significantly
 
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In Cairns at the end of May this year, every single hospo staff interaction, including the marine biologists on the two reef trips I did, was accompanied with an overseas accent of some sort. Who knows the details of their background story but it seemed to me that the working holiday crowd re-building was well underway.

And I played golf recently with a dude who owns three restaurants in Sydney. He simply cannot get the right staff back (after Covid). Lots of advertising/recruiting, lots of applicants but very few are suitable. He didn't know where everyone had gone - left the industry? Gone home? found a different/better job?
 
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