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Report: Record Blue-Collar Labor Shortages Will Continue Through 2030

Today, America’s businesses face the challenge of staying competitive amid record labor shortages. To help reverse this trend and combat its consequences, a new study explains the factors causing labor shortages and how companies are filling their job openings.

The study, which features the results of its new survey of more than 200 human resource executives. They detailed the ways vacancies are hurting their companies and how they’re solving this problem.

The Conference Board warns that labor shortages – especially in blue-collar jobs – will likely continue through at least 2030. Without a concerted effort by companies and governments, the nation’s overall standard of living will decline, along with profits in blue-collar-heavy industries such as transportation, warehousing, and manufacturing.