It is the terrible that big business isn't hiring. Their benefits are better. They usually pay more. Medical insurance premiums are lower due to size, spreading the risk and fixed expenses over more employees than small firms. Their vacation and sick time allowances are usually codified and richer than smaller firms. Workers might whine about the drone effect in cubicle farms, but they love them. Outsiders want to work for them, and communities lure them to situs in their city because of the effects of having big employers present. Big Biz has a major advantage and different approach than small firms. A legacy to the union era in America, they invest more in machinery and capital since machines don't strike, get sick, slack and are far easier to rely on and plan for long term production. Global wage arbitrage is an additional horrible concept to screw over workers, and feels more like cheating than the progress of robotic development. Big Biz has to invest in research and spend money to replace humans with machines, but outsourcing is just moving the work to a lower cost, easier to pollute area. Big Biz can do both of these things far easier than smaller firms because they have entire R&D departments. They also can rent seek with the government with far greater success.
That is why the relationship is economic unrequited love. Americans love the products and really want to work for those big firms, but they aren't hiring. Americans may love Apple as a cool, visionary company, but Apple does not care about Americans beyond "keep buying our shit". Founded in 1964, NIKE made their shoes in the US with factories in multiple states, but within 25 years not a single shoe was made by the same people it would market the shoes to as cool. The cash hoards that large corporations amass stay parked in foreign locations or are reinvested into overseas operations. Sorry, Joe Sixpack we need to 'right size' the factory, but keep buying our shit. The switch from worker to consumer occurs, and the show goes on. The creep from effecting low skilled blue collar work to higher skilled blue collar work has continued despite overwhelming quality and supply chain data showing the problems with this method. Big Biz gotta hit EPS. Gotta please Wall St. This will not change as long as our system allows them to keep enough politicians in their pockets. Just keep buying.