Are employers being driven to cheaper employees and less of them because government has increased operating costs by regulations? Most industries would hope for a 10% profit margin, but many are squeezed to about 3%. When gov't demands more, something else has to be cut or the business closes.
I recently spoke to one restaurant owner with 22 employees who has received his notice from the US gov't that deductions for his workers will be going up to 15% come January. He works 90 hours and more per week and says he needs every worker he has but he doesn't know how he will be able to make a profit- and he has one of the busiest restaurants in town.
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