Study: Half of US Companies Experiencing Shortages of Skilled Workers


Nearly half of U.S. companies say they don't have enough skilled workers to keep up with demand.

  • That's according to a study conducted by the National Association of Business Economics, which found 47 percent of the businesses it surveyed reported an employee shortage in the third quarter. That's up from 32 percent in the second quarter, data reveals.
  • That's not to say the shortage is necessarily a result of a lack of available people. Only 27 percent blame the shortage on a lack of applicants, while 20 percent say the people who are applying aren't qualified, the study reveals.
  • How did the pandemic cause this to happen?

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