Anonymous asked in Social ScienceEconomics · 1 month ago

Are workers in retail, warehouses, factories, parcel services, etc laid off every so often? If so, why?

I've been told that these kinds of places lay off their employees (specifically the lower-level or unskilled) and only keep them for a few months or a couple of years. Why does this happen? (This does seem to be the case, otherwise, there'd be no job openings at these places)

5 Answers

  • Oiy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    they. work for minimum wage or on the daily basis. they don‘t have any skill. so the employer says you just go wherever you want. It is a free country.

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Normally, no, unless they are seasonal workers hired only for a limited period of time.

    For the most part, jobs are expected to be continuous, and lay-offs would occur only in the circumstance of an economic downturn or some problem with the business.

    Retail and delivery are NOT just seasonal. Retail and delivery workers are needed year-round.

  • JuanB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Retail and delivery are seasonal.  The peak time is now until Christmas.  By January everyone tends to buy less and be broke paying off their Christmas debt.

  • 1 month ago

    It depends on the position they are hired for. Some hires are intended to be permanent, some are intended to be seasonal.

    Even with permanent hires, a business downturn can lead to layoffs.

    Job openings occur largely due to expansion or turnover, not necessarily because of layoffs. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, in most case it happens all the time especially at a time like this with the pandemic. It happens because If the layoff is due to financial problems of the business such as no customers shopping for clothing, essential ect...  it’s unlikely that severance will be an option of laying off their employees. 

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