Washington, DC Government watchdog Accountable.US released a new report finding several major corporations that have publicly complained about labor shortages — including Hilton, Nike, Whirlpool, Five Below and Acuity Brands — have seen their CEO-worker pay gap widen substantially in recent years. The data suggests executives may have an easier time filling jobs if they started paying more competitive wages, rather than compensating themselves millions more. 

“Before big-name corporate CEOs bemoan labor shortages, they should first ask themselves whether they’re offering their workers a competitive wage – especially executives getting compensated hundreds if not thousands of times more than their current employees,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “If not, these executives might find more success in their search for workers if they simply look in the mirror and start offering better wages and benefits.” 


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