Bringing PA Back: Workforce Shortages
As states across the country begin the process of fully re-opening their economies, employers are encountering serious workforce shortages. Recent news coverage echoes what we are hearing from our members everyday: despite a high unemployment rate, employers are having difficulty filling open positions within their organizations. Many are pointing to the expansion of federal unemployment benefits – which include an additional $300 in weekly federal benefit payments – as exacerbating the problem, since many claimants are making as much or more in benefits as they were in wages.
As part of our Bringing PA Back initiative, the PA Chamber is shining a light on areas that are inhibiting economic recovery. As part of this important effort, we want to hear from YOU! Please take a moment to fill out the brief web form below and tell us what difficulties you are finding when trying to fill open positions and any suggestions on what can be done on the state level to help. Your feedback describing real-world examples of the challenges employers are facing is critical.
We’d like to use your feedback in our advocacy efforts. Please signify in the box below if you would prefer your feedback to remain anonymous or if we are permitted to use your company name. Thank you in advance for your help in this effort!