Greater Workforce Shortages in Greater Minnesota

29 Sep 2021


Many businesses across the state – and across the country – have had a hard time finding employees this year. 

But the hiring difficulties can’t just be blamed on the pandemic. Demographic trends in process for decades are a key part of the challenge, especially in Greater Minnesota. 

People dropping out of the labor force due to the pandemic is part of the problem right now, but the more systemic reasons for workforce shortages are years of economic growth, an aging workforce heading toward retirement, and fewer young people to replace them.  

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