The well documented shortage of people willing to take jobs in the service sector of our economy isn’t just a statistic, it is having a major impact on the kind of service you get, or don’t get these days. During a weekend stay at a hotel in the Newark area, we were informed that routine room cleaning would only take place if we requested it. While having breakfast at a chain sit down restaurant it was obvious that the number of people who could be seated at any one time was being sharply limited, because there simply wasn’t enough wait-staff to accommodate more. Many restaurants have scaled back their hours of operation because of a lack of employees, and many have limited service to drive-through for the same reason. It’s unclear if the pending end to supplemental benefits from the federal government for people who are currently not working will convince significant numbers of them to return to the work force, but there are lots of employers in all sectors of our economy who hope that it will. That’s the way I see it.