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Concrete Data Sheds Further Light on Labor Shortage

January 13, 2022

Via: HR Hero

We’ve written a great deal about companies struggling to staff their organizations these days. Many are having to lower their minimum criteria, increase wages, or simply leave positions unfilled. Perhaps the most obvious labor shortage is in retail and service positions, which manifests itself in unexpected retail store closures and slow service at a favorite restaurant.

Because these shortages are occurring in industries that are often associated with younger workers, many assume these younger workers’ leaving or choosing not to return is driving the shortage. New data, however, suggests the cause is quite different.

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