September 2019 - Minnesota Economic Trends
In this issue’s cover story we release the complete results and narrative from the third round of the Hiring Difficulties Survey.
One goal of the survey is to identify if skilled manufacturing jobs are difficult to fill because of a skills gap or demand-side reasons. From what we’re seeing, employers will have to provide on-the-job training and sustain their partnerships with local schools and education providers to bridge skills gaps, especially for highly-technical positions that require company-specific skills and knowledge.
We have a severe workforce shortage, well documented by the Labor Market Information Office. The fast-changing global economy requires that we ask ourselves if we're ready for what's next.
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