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US Labor Shortages: Challenges and Solutions


January 2020 | Research Report

Labor shortages are having a strong impact on the US economy. If left unchecked, today’s conditions could easily develop into one of the worst labor shortages of the last 50 years, particularly for companies that employ blue-collar and manual services workers. Through comprehensive data analysis, research, and its own surveys, The Conference Board explores likely outcomes for future labor markets and shares solutions to hiring and retention challenges used by organizations most affected by labor shortages. 


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Gad Levanon, PhD

Vice President, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

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Elizabeth Crofoot

Senior Economist, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

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Frank Steemers

Economist
The Conference Board

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Robin Erickson, PhD

Principal Researcher
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