Now he has followed his arguments through and decided to blog and tweet about the news that he has prostate cancer.Here, he lays out why there will come a time when the benefits of us sharing the details of our lives will outweigh all concerns about privacy.Earlier in the day, Walmart had cited the sweeping Republican tax overhaul that will save it money in announcing the higher hourly wages, one-time bonuses and expanded parental benefits that will affect more than a million hourly workers in the U. President Donald Trump cheered the announcement with a tweet, saying, "Great news, as a result of our TAX CUTS & JOBS ACT!" White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders later said she would not comment on the Sam's Club closings but that the wage increases were a sign that the tax measures "are having the impact that we had hoped." Walmart representatives did not respond to a question about the timing of the dual developments.The retail industry is seeking to fill 711,000 open jobs, the highest on records dating back to 2001, according to government data.The longer those jobs go unfilled, the greater pressure on employers to offer higher wages.
Rising wages reflect a generally tight labor market.The conversion of stores to e-commerce sites also illustrates how companies are trying to leverage their store locations to better compete against Amazon as shopping moves online.Walmart announced years ago that it would actively manage its store portfolio as it strives to put a dent in Amazon's dominance online."The rise of e-commerce is leading to higher wages." Large employers also have been under pressure to boost benefits for workers because unemployment rates are at historic lows, allowing job seekers to be pickier.But the low unemployment has meant that retailers have had trouble attracting and keeping talented workers, experts said.