New workforce survey highlights issues and solutions for employers during ongoing labor shortage

by | Feb 10, 2022

By Clay LePard

CLEVELAND — New results from an area survey gives a closer look at how the ongoing labor shortage is impacting employers across our region.

In December, News 5 previewed how the regional economic organization Fund For Our Economic Future began collecting thousands of responses as part of a survey to learn more about what’s changed with the hiring situation in the area and what’s working going forward. “I think what will be the most interesting is who thinks this is temporary and who thinks this is permanent,” Fund for Our Economic Future President Bethia Burke said.

Early results, which focus on the labor shortage from the perspective of employers, confirm the job market remains a “workers market,” with workers in demand and employers still struggling to hire.

Nearly 80% of the more than 750 employers who responded to the survey said they are experiencing a talent shortage.

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