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erienewsnow.com 13 Jan, 2022 15:45 am

The grocery cashier ringing you up is not OK - Erie News Now

The grocery cashier ringing you up is not OK - Erie News Now
By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business

The latest surge of workers calling out sick adds extra responsibilities for Dancy and the employees who have to keep shelves stocked, help customers and complete other tasks.The latest Covid-19 surge has caused many workers to get sick while others are calling out because their child care plans are in flux as some schools are closing again.Now the rapid spread of Omicron is putting new pressure on essential workers already worn down after nearly two years working through a deadly pandemic.Despite the rapid spread of Omicron, most major retail chains have not reinstituted many of the steps they took earlier in the pandemic, such as offering hazard pay to workers or requiring customers to wear masks.

4% of the nation's overall workforce, account for 50.9% of the workforce, but account for 14.

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