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Mike Rowe Reveals Why He's Reviving 'Dirty Jobs'—and the Problem He's Seeing Everywhere

Tré Goins-Phillips : Jan 17, 2022  Faithwire.com

"It's not the jobs that were surprising this time around. It's something they all have in common, which is difficulty in recruiting. We just had four and a half million people quit their jobs in this country. We've got 11 million open positions right now." -Mike Rowe to Fox News

[Faithwire.com] Mike Rowe has developed a seriously devoted fan base—an audience that has followed him since the start of his "Dirty Jobs" show in 2003—and Discovery has just rebooted the series that made him a household name. (Screengrab image)

During the first iteration of the reality show, Rowe said the surprising element in each episode was always the job he was doing. Now, though, amid a serious labor crisis and an aggressively downturned economy, Rowe is more taken aback by the fact that so few people are applying for these jobs, many of which come with six-figure salaries.

"It's not the jobs that were surprising this time around," the award-winning host told Fox News. "It's something they all have in common, which is difficulty in recruiting. We just had four and a half million people quit their jobs in this country. We've got 11 million open positions right now."

While the hiring issue was present among blue collar work long before the pandemic, it has only worsened amid COVID-19. There are currently some 11 million blue-collar job openings, and all of them are in "dire" need of being filled.

"The theme that keeps coming back, again and again, is how difficult it is to find people who want to learn a skill that's in demand," Rowe said. "Someone who shows up early, stays late, and isn't afraid to get their hands dirty. It's a real challenge, and that comes through this season in a big way"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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