“People should be more proud of their first paycheck than their first unemployment check,” says Rep. Pat Marsh. Rep. Marsh knows all too well the labor shortages and other negative impacts of unemployment bonuses. As a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, he’s heard countless stories from small businesses across his district about how they’re struggling to hire workers. And as the owner of Big G Express, it’s become a struggle for him, too.
Rep. Marsh speaks here on the value of work and how Big G Express is seeing more empty trucks than they ever have, simply because they can’t find drivers willing to work.