That's the usual excuse --- "corporate America" keeps insisting that skilled workers continue to work for lower and lower pay in order to compensate for the cost of doing business under more and more socialism, which "corporate America" does not have the guts to resist.
"The suits" want skilled workers to provide meritorious service 24/7; but, when that skill level is not compensated by pay and worthy company leadership, it gets harder for companies "to find good employees."
Good leaders would observe the error of their ways and resist the increased burdens imposed by government; but we continue to lose good business leaders, for whom skilled workers will produce well.
The "$12/hr" stated by the Click-Bond rep. is competitive for many un-skilled workers, but not for skilled workers, and he has himself to blame.
BTW, he was protesting a lack of grammar skills in applicants, but he should take the time to look at his own website - the jobs page is "poorly executed" with several blank-double-space gaps between words, missing commas, and missing periods at the end of sentences.
Also, there is no need for the stilted resume jargon found in the company's jobs descriptions --- that appeals to bureaucrats, not to people whose eyes are on the objective of getting good work completed.
How about "consumer America" who started buying cheap imported crap in the 60s and continued to buy more and more every year? At the expense of their fellow American workers.
Please don't tell me there were no alternatives. That is total BS.