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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Issues Mandatory Workforce Reduction In NY State

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posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 02:24 PM
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I know that Covid-19 is a serious issue, but so is the panic and worry that people are experiencing from being laid off from work. These layoffs are currently overwhelming unemployment websites and offices across the country, with many laid off workers having difficulty signing up for benefits.

Here in Rochester, restaurant and bar workers interviewed by local news stations, are concerned about paying their bills. They are also worried that the businesses that employ them are going to be forced to close, because of owners losing the shirts off their backs.

Just today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a mandatory workforce reduction in New York state, with the exception of essential services. He stated in this morning's press conference, that no more than 50% of a company's workforce can report to work outside of the home, except for workers in healthcare, pharmacies, grocery stores, shipping, fast food/food delivery, etc.




The governor says he understands reducing the workforce is an issue, but we should “deal with one crisis at a time” and the public health crisis is more important than an economic crisis right now.

www.rochesterfirst.com...

It's good to see Cuomo being proactive in the handling of this health crisis, but my question is, what's next? What happens when more people get tested for Covid-19 and the total number of cases increases significantly everyday? Cuomo has already stated that he believes the Covid-19 pandemic won't spike for another 45 days, so are mandatory “shelter-in-place” orders the next step, as the number of positive cases escalate?

The panic and stress level is already high around the country, especially for older folks, laid off workers and people running out of essential supplies. Local news, social media and MSM are reporting on this pandemic 24/7. The President is holding two press conferences a day and the US stock market is absolutely tanking...along with people's retirement investments. Can you imagine what it will look like in the US if this level of panic and stress continues until May or June? YIKES...batten down the hatches!





posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 02:30 PM
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Some places have already moved to this partitioning departments so half the day is work from home where possible and the other half is report in and the two shifts created never come into contact.



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 02:39 PM
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Seems to be the fate of a Fiat economy. And no one can deny that we are 100% in a Fiat.... Trillions worth. Many jobs being Pork. Take Note those wanting to be Socialist with Bernie S.



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 02:41 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

What about factories, or manufacturing jobs? Most factories work 24hours and have three 8 hour shifts. So do they cut down the hours from each shift or lay off half their employees?



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 02:50 PM
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If we think the government is going to bail us out....... where do you think that is going to come from ? Tax us so we can have a gift/relief ? From where ? our deficit ? There's a lot of business built on prosperous times. This is the end of prosperous for some time, don't be deceived. Those fluff jobs being lost will also take out legit jobs. Cost cutting will not be optional. It will be mandatory, decimating many millions of dreams bring us back to a realistic size government and private enterprise.



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

Some of those jobs are essential because they make the things needed to keep supplies running, so they wouldn't be affected would they?



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:00 PM
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Yeah, make the manufacturing sector cut half their workforce. Where does he think the boxes and other necessities that package the stuff in the grocery stores come from?

Magic beanstalks in the sky?

What a maroon!!!!

Congrats NY for voting this wack-a-doodle into office in your state.

SMFH



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa


Psst ... China makes it.




posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:07 PM
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Well, it looks to me like they are doubling their employees so half can stay home....look for Aldi's hiring numbers



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:07 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Krakatoa


Psst ... China makes it.



And they are assembled and filled here. Same comment still applies.



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:07 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: shawmanfromny

Some of those jobs are essential because they make the things needed to keep supplies running, so they wouldn't be affected would they?
Yea, but in ever diminishing numbers ...... layoffs, fewer workers commensurate with productivity need.



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

I was wondering that myself.

Many factories in the Midwest are already short staffed. Manufacturing is what they want to bring back to the USA and I agree. But I have to wonder, if all our manufacturing was done here and a pandemic occurred causing lockdowns and quarantine's, would we be better off? Maybe in the long run yes but no man is an island. A country maybe but I don't know of any islands which are completely independent of outside resources. At least not in todays world. I could be wrong, very wrong.


The largest manufacturing industries in the United States by revenue include petroleum, steel, automobiles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, and mining.


Should farmers really go without the tools of the trade therefore affecting the food chain? Should food processing be limited because of lack of staff. Sure a lot of things are automated but then again, a lot of things aren't.

ETA: My bad. I didn't read the smaller print. But just ow much manufacturing is 'non-essential' ?




edit on 18-3-2020 by StoutBroux because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:13 PM
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Love how fast food is considered necessary??
Really??



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:14 PM
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I think most people would choose living over employment. That is my opinion anyway. This is the best we can do at this time.



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: dawnstar

Shouldn't there be another option for those who are running low on food supplies? What about people who are still working? What about the franchise owners and their employees?

I've been to my local BJs and Wegmans a half dozen times since Sunday and there was no bread, eggs, meats, soup or bananas. Unfortunately, people are still panic buying.



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:26 PM
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At some point, they'll have to bite the bullet and realize that they cannot just perfectly isolate every single person. Some people are going to have to come into contact with some other people, and it cannot be helped.



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

...or they'll bite the bullet and force people into mandatory lockdowns in certain hot spots around the country, like what's happening in China, South Korea, Spain and Italy.



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: dawnstar
Love how fast food is considered necessary??
Really??
Your right, it's not a necessity but rather a convenience. A costly convenience
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posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

The media incited Panic is causing Workforce reductions anyway. Those idiots got the ball rolling, like they always do.



posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: shawmanfromny
a reply to: ketsuko

...or they'll bite the bullet and force people into mandatory lockdowns in certain hot spots around the country, like what's happening in China, South Korea, Spain and Italy.


That's possible too, but if they've really ramped up to wartime production powers, then it's also possible that facilities will be "asked" to go into production for necessary supplies and goods that may not have been producing them before creating a need for temporary work in areas where people are out of work at the moment.

Where there was a will, there was a way during WWII.



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