In many countries shops open for longer hours daily every week. What is the negative or positive effect on the shoppers and local community

In recent years, closing hours for stores has become debatable. In some nations, these stores open for longer hours everyday mainly because of the higher demand for goods and services.
This
has resulted in both benefits, as well as, drawbacks not only on the individuals of the society, but,
also
on the
neighborhoods
a surrounding or nearby region
neighbourhoods
neighbourhood
neighbourhoods'
.
This
essay will discuss, the major pro which is, provision of job opportunities and
also
, the major con, which is,
increase
crime rates. The main advantage is, the provision of jobs.
In other words
,
increase
opening hours results in
increase
manual
labor
a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
labour
, thereby, increasing job availability for members of the society, which in turn, increases the economy of the nation. Take
for instance
, the 2017 article, by the Global Union, about the famous 7/11 supermarket, which stated that approximately 200-300 thousand jobs were provided yearly by
this
store.
This
mainly occurred, because, the store operated for 24 hours a day every week, thereby, needing more individuals to cover more shifts, without overworking the staffs.
Thus
, resulting in major job opportunities for individuals with little or no experience.
However
, there are
also
demerits to longer operating systems. One of
such
is,
increase
criminal activities.
This
implies that, shops that open for more than 12 hours are, two times more likely to be burglarized than, stores that open for less than 12 hours. According to a research carried out, in 2017, by the People’s magazine, crime rates in Alabama, raised to about 22% after more supermarkets were converted to 24 hours every day.
Hence
, increasing criminal activities within local
neighborhoods
a surrounding or nearby region
neighbourhoods
neighbourhoods'
. In conclusion, there are many merits to opening stores for more hours, but, the most important is, the provision of jobs within the country. There are
also
, major demerits
such
as,
increase
crime rates.
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